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Wed, Nov 25, 2020 3:54 PM

Telephone offer, offering 50% off Directv- is this legitimate?

I keep getting telephone calls supposedly from Directv. The caller offers a 50% discount on my Directv account. Are these offers legitimate?

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shannon02

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15.3K Messages

1 y ago

They also sent this to the messages on the DVRs

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ACE - Expert

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268 Messages

1 y ago

Did the offer involve buying gift cards or paying up front?  Those are a scam.

JPGR46r&r

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1 y ago

It was a message left on my voicemail.  No mention about gift cards or paying up front.  Caller asks you to call them back at a specific number.  I’m trying to find out if Directv actually authorizes this?  I would venture to believe they do not. Just wanted to know if anyone knows for sure.  I will most likely have to call DTV to get the right answer.  

shannon02

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15.3K Messages

1 y ago

Don't bother AT&T's CEO stated months ago there will be no more discounts for existing customers.

JPGR46r&r

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9 Messages

1 y ago

Thank you!  I figured it was most likely a scam. 

JPGR46r&r

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9 Messages

1 y ago

Thank you!  I was looking for the link to report this. You are awesome!

JPGR46r&r

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9 Messages

1 y ago

That’s the answer, thanks!

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8 m ago

It is April 9th, 2021 and we just got a call about Direct tv being able to offer us a discount.  The catch was that they wanted $199 and our credit card number to enable us to get the monthly discount.   We refused to give it to them and they were pretty good and convincing but i told them if they couldn’t put the charge on our account we were not interested.    

JPGR46r&r

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8 m ago

Good for you for being firm. It’s a scam, DTV doesn’t make offers by phone.  Report it as spam. I don’t even respond to this type of garbage. They’re criminals.  

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6 m ago

I just received the phone call, they asked for my four digit pass code.  When I said NO, the call ended.  The phone number they called from comes up on Google as a number for a glasses len's maker.  What a bunch of losers, what could they possibly want with my account?

New Member

6 m ago

Just received a phone call from 800-567-7350, which if you look it up on Google comes back to Scleral Lens Training | Blanchard Contact Lenses.  The recorded voice asked me for my four digit pass code, I tried typing it in and the voice said no, no just say it.  I said NO and the call immediately ended.

I don't get what they will achieve by knowing the code.  Yes, they can get into my account but ATT/DirecTV isn't going to give them any financial info.  Flippin Losers!!!

sandblaster

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6 m ago

I don't get what they will achieve by knowing the code

They can then call in and make changes to your account, which is part of the scam. 

shannon02

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15.3K Messages

6 m ago

If they can get you to reveal you account info they can also get you to reveal other info that can be used to steal you ID.

nabukl

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2 m ago

@Joyceski38 

SCAM, read the above comments 

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2 m ago

Yes I have. 


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