I turn into an angry she-Hulk every time my cell phone rings and I dive for it, only to hear "This is the second notice that the factory warranty on your vehicle is about to expire." I all but explode to the recording "But I don't even have a car!"
These spammy calls seem to affect everyone I know — and we're all sick of it. What's the deal? Even if you're on the Do Not Call Registry, these extended warranty companies can still get to you. So what can you do to stop the madness?
You can wait to be connected to someone after the recording, and tell them you'd like to be taken off their list. If you're guffawing right now, that's because you, like me, have already done that and continue to get calls.
To see a solution to end the calls posted on the sharing site Reddit, just
Reddit's suggestions for how to put an end to these spam calls is simple: complaints. No, it's not an immediate end to the calls, but it does feel satisfying to officially put in your protest. Here are some of the places Reddit suggests you express your anger.
- To complain about the calls:
- File a complaint on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s website.
- File an online complaint with the Better Business Bureau.
- Call your own cell phone carrier and complain.
Have you been getting these calls? Are you complaining, or just hanging up?