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Tue, Oct 5, 2021 9:55 PM

fraud

received a call supposedly form at&t offering 50% off my direct tv account. return # 866 514 1853.

they did not know my monthly bill amount. they offered to give me 50% off for 2 years, no contract, all i have to do is give them 6 months in advance. around $600. said to buy ebay gift cards, as ebay is paying for the discount. ( now why would they do that???)

when i balked at the idea of gift cards my man hung up.

i can't prove it but this must be a scam deal.

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Juniper

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13.8K Messages

19 d ago

Well known scam going on a couple years now.

DirecTV does not call to offer a discount on your service. You call them to discuss your options. And 50% off is a fantasy.

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3 d ago

I was scammed a couple of years ago for $600.00!  They called me from Direct TV's number which made me think it really was Direct TV and offered me 50% discount for a year plus premium channels, etc.  I, like an (Edited per community guidelines), fell for their scheme and went out and bought a $300 gift card which was supposed to be an upfront payment for the discount and extras I would receive.  A day later, they called me and said that the card was damaged and I would be refunded the money for that, but that I needed to get another gift card right away so that I would not lose out on promotion.  I went out and bought another $300 gift card and called them at the number they gave me and gave them the gift card info.  Two days later, when I didn't see any premium channels on my tv, like they said, I called Direct TV.  I told them what had happened and they said they don't ask customers for payment for any type of service, discounts or otherwise.  I reported it to the police, but I'm my situation was not considered important enough for them to investigate.  It is now two years later and I still get calls almost every day offering me some type of deal.  They call from a ton of different numbers - I don't know how they can still continue to try and get me to even listen to them for one second.  I never take calls from unknown numbers, unless I'm expecting calls from a particular business or agency.  They do not tire of trying to find innocent victims who will fall for their lying and deceitful schemes.  I don't change my number because I've had it for so long and don't want to go through the hassle of alerting all my contacts.  But I'm so disgusted by their constant, never ending barrage of calls.  Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me!  (Actually, they did fool me twice - but never again)!

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Juniper

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3 d ago

Once a phone is answered, they know there is a live one. So they mass contact numbers and then when they find one who picks up, the calls increase. They hope that enough bombardment and you will slip up and fall for one, as that is all it takes.

They only made it look like they called from DirecTV's number. The Caller ID info was spoofed which has been too easy to do. There are new regulations in place to help, but many of these come from out of country so are free from such stipulations and law enforcement.



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