First, let‘s define what auto warranty scams are. Auto warranty scams usually occur through calls that are either automated or pre-recorded, otherwise known as auto warranty robocalls. You get a call from an unknown number and hear a robot say, “Your extended warranty is about to expire.” The recording will instruct you to either stay on the line or press a number on your keypad.
Then, it‘ll ask you to provide personal information, which the scammer can use to steal your identity. More convincing calls may include specific and accurate information about your car or warranty to fool you into thinking the message is legitimate.
If you fall for the scam and send the scammer money, you may discover that the “extended warranty” either doesn‘t exist or is overpriced and doesn‘t cover much.