Government going after auto-service telemarketer -

Government going after auto-service telemarketer

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors in southwestern Illinois say they're planning to take legal action against a telemarketer who sold extended auto-service contracts.
The U.S. attorney's office in southern Illinois says it'll detail the move during a court hearing Monday afternoon in East St. Louis.
Authorities aren't identifying the company involved or specifying the allegations. But prosecutors say they involve illegal robo-calling made to millions of U.S. consumers, who were told their auto warranties had expired or were about to lapse.
Wentzville-based US Fidelis was the nation's biggest seller of such contracts, and the bankrupt company has been a target of a federal criminal investigation for more than a year.
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