The Extended Auto Warranty: Scam or Legit Program?
Auto Warranty Firms Launch Sleazy Scam
It uses postcards, letters, and phone calls to sell outrageously priced extended warranties. The mailings look like an important notice from your car dealer or automaker. There is always an eye-catching warning on the front of the card, such as: 'Final Notice: Expiring Auto Warranty.
BBB Receives More than 1,200 Complaints and Reports Against Extended Auto Warranty Company
Consumers across the United States are alleging that US Fidelis, a company touting itself as 'America's leading provider of extended auto warranties,' pressured them into buying expensive and unnecessary vehicle service contracts from which they received little or no benefit.
BBB Warns Deceptive Auto-Warranty Solicitations Plague Consumers Nationwide
Better Business Bureaus is warning consumers to be extremely wary of telemarketing calls and mailers which claim their auto warranty has or is about to expire. BBB advises that the deceptive solicitations could persuade car owners to purchase an extended auto service contract of questionable value.