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Verizon Battles Car Warranty Scam Callers
Donates settlement money to charity...
by Karl Bode 08:57AM Friday May 01 2009
If you're one of the millions of Americans being bombarded by those annoying car warranty extension scam calls, you can send a little kudos Verizon's way this week. Verizon Wireless put a dent in the scam's operational firepower by filing lawsuits against several of the operators, in some cases donating settlement rewards to charity. $50,000 in settlement money (which seems insanely light given the nature of their scam) won in a case against National Auto Warranty Services and Explicit Media was donated to the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization tasked with helping victims of sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence. According to Verizon, the companies were spoofing their originating numbers and using auto-dialers, violating the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

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