© 2024 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Stream: News Music Classical

36 Mile Warranty?

About 10 minutes after I left the dealership in my new car Thursday, my cell phone rang. It was a private number."This call is to inform you that the factory warranty on your vehicle is about to expire."It was one of the sometimes-illegal robocalls that are sweeping Kentucky and the nation.  The scheme works like this * or* the caller wants you to call and buy a new warranty, when you really don’t need one (something to explain what this thing is all about).The New York Times City Room blog has some information on Sen. Chuck Schumer and the Federal Trade Commission's fight against these calls.The scam apparently generated about $10 million dollars. I suppose that's no surprise given how many calls I was getting.  It every day for a while, even though I'm on the do-not-call list.To sign up for the do-not-call registry, go here.

Can we count on your support?

Louisville Public Media depends on donations from members – generous people like you – for the majority of our funding. You can help make the next story possible with a donation of $10 or $20. We'll put your gift to work providing news and music for our diverse community.