How to Avoid a DIRECTV Scam Call

Avoid a DIRECTV Scam Call

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A scammer may call your and offer to cut your satellite bill in half. While this sounds legitimate, it is not. These con artists are very smart and will try to get you to pay for a future bill before the current one has ended. The scammers will give you a deadline for responding to their emails or phone calls. If you receive a call like this, hang up and call the number on your statement. DIRECTV will never solicit prepayments through gift cards or pre-paid cards.

Another scam involves a phone call to consumers claiming to be from DirecTV. These scammers pretend to be from AT&T or DirecTV, and leave a recorded message to make it look like a legitimate company. ABC11 has shown viewers losing money as a result of this scam, giving away account information or pre-paying with gift cards. However, this method is illegal, and should not be taken seriously.

The scammers gather information from their victims to extort money from them. Venita Terry was taken advantage of by this scam and lost $300. She also lost her credit card. The scammers want you to prepay for the next several months of service in gift cards. Fortunately, Venita Terry was able to recover the money, and she is warning other consumers to be cautious. So what should you do if you get a scam call from a DIRECTV representative?

One way to avoid becoming a victim of a directv scam is to avoid the activation fee. Many of these scammers pay for ads that appear high on search results. Once consumers click on these ads, they’re redirected to fake activation websites that ask for payment details. These fake websites may even include links to other scam websites or fake apps. Moreover, the scammers may try to entice consumers to purchase products they don’t need.

In Michigan, Attorney General Dana Nessel issued subpoenas in order to find out more about AT&T DirecTV scammers. According to her Ex Parte Petition, the Michigan Attorney General has the authority to issue subpoenas to gather information about the scammers and prevent consumers from receiving robocalls. The Federal Trade Commission revealed in December that consumers lost $148 million from a robocall scam that involved AT&T and gift cards.