Ask SAM: How to avoid auto warranty scam calls


Telephone scammers are good at what they do and may imply that they work for a company you trust, according to the FCC.

Don’t fall for it. Be extremely cautious.

If you have caller ID, screen all incoming calls.

Legitimate telemarketers are required to transmit or display their phone number and the name and/or the phone number of the company they’re representing,” according to the FCC.

The display must include a phone number that you can call during regular business hours to ask that the company no longer call you.

Be cautious. Even if the number appears to be authentic, criminals engage in caller ID ‘spoofing,’ using technology to disguise their identity. It’s best not to answer a…

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