The following information was provided by AARP:
This is probably the most irritating scam that Americans are dealing with right now. The calls are frequent – you may even get multiple calls in a day. And that is why the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) tells us that this is the scam they get the most complaints about from consumers.
What to watch out for:
- The call will include some sort of pitch for renewing your warranty. The beginning of the call is usually automated or pre-recorded – basically a robocall.
- If you stay on the line, you are told to press a certain number or wait for a representative. Then you’re asked to provide personal information, which potentially can be used to defraud you. They may even have information about your car make and model, which they got from public records, to try to sound…