Extended Auto Warranty Scams

An administrator with the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says scammers have added a new wrinkle to the extended auto warranty scam. Frank Frassetto says they got calls in December and January about people receiving postcards in the mail informing them their warranty was running out. He says they then learned from the Federal Trade Commission that there is also a robocall version of the scam. He says thousands of people have been tricked by the illegal robocalls into buying extended service contracts that are disguised as warranties. He says if you do call back a phone number on the postcards or mentioned in the robocalls you can expect to talk to a pushy person. He says they are imposters and are not connected with the manufacturers or dealerships. He says if you would like to know more or to register a complaint about this type of scam you can call their toll-free number 1-800-422-7128.