Texas Attorney General Goes After 'Robo Calls'

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

It's happening to more and more of us. You pick up your phone just to be bombarded by at tele-marketer falsely warning you that your car warranty is about to expire.

Now the Texas Attorney General is putting a stop to that.

Three different telemarketing companies out of California and Nevada, who use robo-dialers to sell aftermarket extended warranties, were charged today with operating a nationwide solicitation scheme that violates several telemarketing laws.

According to a Federal Trade Commission investigation, the companies had been using fake numbers to show up on caller I-D's and confuse call recipients and had been pitching extended vehicle service contracts, not warranties.

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