Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law

You know those annoying phone calls you get with the weird area codes, and the robotic voice that tells you your car warranty is about to expire; a federal judge is reportedly attempting to end them.

According to The New York Daily News: "A federal judge has issued two temporary restraining orders designed to stop what officials describe as a wave of deceptive 'robo-calls' warning people their auto warranties are expiring and offering to sell them new service plans."

The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against two companies that are culprits of the car warranty phone calls. The FTC states that the companies have randomly called citizens regardless of whether or not they were car owners or not, or had their names listed on the "Do Not Call" Registry.

In addition to putting a temporary stop to the robo-calls, the judge's order also froze the assets of the companies involved.

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