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Anyone Else Receive this Scam on March 17, 2021

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Dear Customer,

This text refers to the sponsored promotion by eBay on your AT&T DIRECTV services. Your PROMO CODE is (DTV2918-E1). This is a contract free offer for 2 years, with a fix monthly bill of $69.99(Including taxes and services charges). In order to avail this discounted offer, you have to credit your account for 4 months according to $69.99/month which will be $280 after that for the rest of remaining 20 months you have to pay a flat bill of $69.99/month. If you pay your upfront bill by 1OO minutes then you will be eligible for $100 Visa Gift Card. In order to activate this promotion, you need to pay your upfront payment by using eBay prepaid gift cards. For payment and further details call billings and promotions department of DIRECTV 877 888 0360 ext. 1.

Thanks for choosing AT&T DIRECTV

Regards,

AT&T/DIRECTV.

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shannon02

ACE - Expert

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15.3K Messages

8 m ago

This scam has been around for years and not just for DTV.

Constructive

Employee

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1.1K Messages

8 m ago

In order to avail this discounted offer

lol

shannon02

ACE - Expert

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15.3K Messages

8 m ago

DTV sent these to all receivers in late 2020.

New Member

8 m ago

The scammers offer 50% off direct tv and want the ATT Pin code. They give the following number to call - 877 319 3232. Woman by the name of Sydney. 

New Member

8 m ago

This scam accessed my Direct TV account and posted payments I made with eBay cards to my account which I was able to see. Accessing my account is a security issue of AT&T as far as I am concerned. The scammers had only my phone number to access my account. I am pursuing action to get that money back as is a responsibility of AT&T to provide more security for accounts.

Constructive

Employee

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1.1K Messages

8 m ago

You may as well write that money off. eBay  won’t refund you and neither will directv/AT&T. You fell for a scam 

Contributor

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1 Message

5 m ago

I just received this call and got an authorization number and as soon as they said “eBay gift card” the red flag went up and I told him that there are too many scams with eBay gift cards. He acted so innocent and said what? I’ve never heard of any! And I’m thinking now I know it’s a scam LOL. Came out on the Internet to find other people getting swept up by this. 

Constructive

Employee

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1.1K Messages

5 m ago

Yes scam

teetertotter

ACE - Teacher

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236 Messages

5 m ago

As mentioned above, has been around for years.

New Member

5 m ago

The same thing (with variations) happened to me beginning July 3. The first cards I bought at Rite-Aid. Then I got text messages about a problem with my payment.  Eventually I started refusing to buy any more cards, they threatened to cut off my Directtv service, and 5 minutes later my service was cut off.  Impersonators did this ???

shannon02

ACE - Expert

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15.3K Messages

5 m ago

They had your info so may have called to cancel your account.

New Member

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4 Messages

1 m ago

My husband got a voice mail about direct tv promo for half price so I called the number, got a woman who asked a few questions and transferred me to someone in billing who got into my account and added showtime and canceled my current payment due, told me I had to pay 6 months in advance, then told me I needed to have an ebay credit card to make that payment, when I said I didn’t have one he said I could use eBay gift cards. I asked if I could apply for the eBay credit card and he put me on hold then said gift cards would be easier. I’m supposed to call him back tomorrow with the gift cards, so I have some time to call direct tv and att tomorrow, and our local internet task force to see if there is some way to shut them down. I guess my question is how did they get in to my account and change what they did change today ? 

shannon02

ACE - Expert

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15.3K Messages

1 m ago

They bought it off the dark web or from another scammer.

New Member

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4 Messages

1 m ago

So these scammers hacked direct tv to be able to change my programming ? 

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shannon02

ACE - Expert

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15.3K Messages

1 m ago

They called DTV pretending to be you.


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