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Wisconsin Attorney General announces action against car extended warranty telemarketer

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Apr 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-04 14:25:34-04

MADISON (NBC 26) — Wisconsin is going after a company accused of sending telemarketing calls about "your car's extended warranty."

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul says the Wisconsin Department of Justice has filed a civil enforcement action against New Jersey-based firm N.C.W.C., Inc., for violations of Wisconsin telemarketing laws.

The DOJ says it's acting on a referral from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

According to a statement issued Monday, the DOJ says from 2017 to 2018, N.C.W.C. made thousands of telemarketing calls to Wisconsin numbers without being registered as a telephone solicitor as required by state law.

The statement from the DOJ also says several thousand of the calls N.C.W.C. made to Wisconsin consumers were to numbers listed on the Do-Not-Call registry, which also violates Wisconsin law.

The DOJ says N.C.W.C. also entered into sales representation agreements with 42 other companies who made similar telemarketing calls without being registered as telephone solicitors. A statement from the DOJ refers to these calls as "illegal."

“Wisconsin consumers are tired of being illegally solicited by these telemarketers regarding their ‘extended auto-warranties,’ and today’s joint effort shows the State of Wisconsin is committed to addressing these illegal telephone solicitations,” said DATCP Secretary Randy Romanski.