It’s hard to feel lonely working from home when you get called every day about your car warranty.
You know what I’m talking about. The robocall — it’s always a recording — warns that your vehicle warranty is expired or about to expire. By pressing “one” on your keypad, you can fix things by signing up for an extended warranty.
Spoiler alert: That extended warranty is either nonexistent or not worth the paper it’s printed on.
“Usually those so-called warranties aren’t really warranties,” said Rosemary Shahan, president of the Sacramento-based advocacy group Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety.
“They’re cleverly worded service contracts that are obscenely overpriced and full of loopholes and exclusions,” she told me.
RoboKiller, maker of a robocall-blocking app, estimated in a recent report that Americans will receive about 13 billion car-warranty calls this year, making the calls the single most ubiquitous phone…