[UPDATE: The scammers behind one of the biggest of these scams have been caught by the FTC. Read about it here.]
People across the country are reporting telephone calls coming from the numbers 623-238-6228 and 408-587-2116. These calls claim that your car warranty is expiring, but they are really scam artists trying to steal your personal information and identity. Other numbers generating these spam identity theft calls include 202-552-1332, 702-520-1105, 609-948-0971 and 562-289-8136.
The calls always say roughly the same thing (often leaving automated voicemail), along the lines of:
“Your car warranty is expiring. We have notified you several times by mail.”
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“Your car warranty has expired! Protect your loved ones with an extended warranty!”
Sometimes, instead of an expired warranty, they will also offer debt consolidation or refinance loans.
In any case, they are after your financial information, and your money.
These calls are illegal, probably under both the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the Federal anti-spam law, CAN-SPAM.
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