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Sat, Sep 19, 2020 6:28 PM

AT&T Ebay scam

I was contacted by someone who was supposed to be a DirecTV employee.  They offered to cut my DirecTV bill in half and add all the premium channels to my account if I would pay for 6 months of service up front.  I had to buy Ebay gift cards and pay with them.  I did all that and the premium channels were added to my service.  Did I get scammed?  Is this real?

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OttoPylot

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12.8K Messages

a month ago

If you had to pay with eBay cards I'd be very suspicious because that's a scammer's ruse. If the channels were added, and you can view them, I'd still check your DirecTV account by logging into the directly and see what the account details are.

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14.6K Messages

a month ago

Scam. Channels were added. They took your money and ran and you have no discounts your bill is still the same as it was. 

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ACE - Expert

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15.7K Messages

a month ago

If buying a gift card is required to get a deal, it's a scam. 

 

Gift cards are non-refundable and not traceable and a scammers payment of choice.

I've reached that age where my brain went from "You probably shouldn't say that"

...to...

"What the heck, let's see what happens."

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shannon02

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21K Messages

a month ago

They have enough info on you to call DTV to add the premium channels at full price unless you wait a month you will be charge $10 for early removal. 

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