FTC To Investigate Car Warranty Robocallers

You knew it was imminent: after the “your car warranty is about to expire” robocallers pissed off the internet and the government within a matter of days, it was just a question of who would take them down first. Surprisingly, it looks like it’s going to be the government.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the scammers, and they expect that charges will be filed in a few days. The FTC also added an auto warranty scam alert on its website, with a link to report the caller.

After a Reddit user got the phone number for the company and posted it online for all to see, we figured that the car warranty scammers would be subjected to all the fun things we read about on Encyclopedia Dramatica. That apparently wasn’t enough, though, and the robocalls continued, eventually interrupting Senator Chuck Schumer during a meeting. We’re hopeful that with the FTC taking it seriously, these robots will finally be defeated.

(Photo: Jeff Sandquist)

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