Kansas City, MO - If you receive a postcard warning that your car warranty is about to expire, or an envelope that reads "Urgent: Time Sensitive Material enclosed".... there's a good chance it's a scam.
A mailer going around the metro that says "Vehicle Alert Notice" in big red letters, and its an ad from VSC Marketing Group.
Although you won't find their name anywhere on there warning that "if you go without coverage, you will be responsible for all repairs in the event of a breakdown."
The postcard is designed to make you believe that your car's warranty has either expired or will be soon, but in the fine print, it says "not affiliated with the dealer or manufacturer."
VSC has an "F" rating from the Better Business Bureau thanks to its ads in the past.
Aaron Reece with the BBB says if you receive postcards like this, be skeptical.
His advice, know the terms of your car's warranty, and if you don't have one, well, you won't be fooled.
You can always report these scary-looking mailers to the Attorney General's Office or the Better Business Bureau, and put a stop to unsolicited mail by to the Federal Trade Commission.