For several weeks I was getting three or four of these calls every day. I finally answered one of the calls and pressed "2" to speak with an agent. A woman greeted me and asked for the year and model of my vehicle. I asked her, "Don't you have that information?" "We have it," she told me. "We just need you to verify it." "You do not have that information," I said. "This is a scam. Please quit calling." She hung up – but the calls stopped. A few weeks later, though, a different scammer started calling daily. Warranties should be obtained only from the auto dealers, not from phone scammers out to make easy money.
US telecom providers will now be required to block millions of illegal robocalls a day advertising extended vehicle warranties, the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday, taking aim at a group of individuals accused of sending more than 8 billion such messages since 2018.