Car Warranty Call Gets Senator's Attention

Tens of thousands of complaints have been filed with the Better Business Bureau about a bogus telemarketing call warning that your car warranty is about to expire. Even people on the "do not call" list or those who don't own cars can get such calls. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) got the call several times. The senator has phoned the Federal Trade Commission, calling for an investigation.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Tens of thousands of complaints have been filed with the Better Business Bureau about a telemarketing call warning that your car warranty is about to expire. Even Senator Chuck Schumer got the call several times. The calls, in violation of the National Do Not Call Registry, are part of a scam to get credit card numbers and put bogus charges on them. Now the senator's making a call of his own to the Federal Trade Commission, calling for an investigation.

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