City of Myrtle Beach warns residents of vehicle warranty letter scam

Published: Aug. 27, 2015 at 6:16 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 27, 2015 at 8:56 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – According to the Myrtle Beach City Government Facebook Page, Myrtle Beach residents should be aware of warranty letters containing "important vehicle information" and threatening fines of up to $5,000 or five years in prison.

It is reported, the letter looked like a past-due bill, but was actually a sales pitch for an extended warranty. "Second Notice" and "Request for Action", was written in bold on the outside of the envelope. Inside the envelope was a sales message informing the recipient of different coverage options, deadline and phone number, according to Myrtle Beach City Government.

Myrtle Beach City Government is concerned that uninformed residents, especially the elderly, will assume that the threat of punishment is real and feel obligated to pay for the extended warranty.

Anyone with questions about letters that appear to be scams or threats is asked to contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382 for assistance.

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