Illinois Hates Car Warranty Calls–Here’s Who’s Calling You
This isn't actually a post on the people who will use any form of communication necessary (up to, and including petroglyphs) to try to get you to buy an extended warranty you don't need. It's really my only way of reaching out to try to sell you an extended warranty that you don't need.
Oh...I see you're not interested. Okay, then. Let's move on.
In A Quick Poll Around The Radio Stations, I Found That Nearly Everyone I Talked To Has Received Dozens Of Calls About "Your Car's Extended Warranty"
And, absolutely no one around this building will admit to having been talked into buying an extended warranty--which makes me wonder how successful this whole sales pitch is to begin with.
Between June and December of last year, Americans logged more than 197,000 Do Not Call complaints about unwanted robocalls pertaining to car warranties and protection plans, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
If that number seems low, it's because it is. Why? Because most people are busy leading their lives and don't run to make a complaint to the FTC every time they're bothered by a robocaller, the real number of calls is far higher.
So, Why Extended Warranty Calls, And Who Is Behind Them?
It's most likely the anxiety and stress that so many Illinoisans and Americans overall have been under. Scam artists cynically figure that if you're having financial problems, you'll want to extend your car's warranty so you'll have one less major expense to deal with, and that's been working for them.
As to the "who" behind all these extended warranty sales pitches, Money.com, in a piece entitled "Who's Making Those Annoying 'Your Car Warranty Has Expired' Calls, and Why Won't They Stop?" says that they come from all over the world.
They originate from within the U.S. as well as overseas: FTC enforcement actions from 2012 reveal a globe-spanning web of crooks that has profited off unsuspecting car owners. Investigators tied the California-based operation to a bank account in Hong Kong, real estate holdings in mainland China, plus land, cars and other assets the FTC seized as part of the settlement.