Direct TV Scams
Please be on the alert for scams to reduce your monthly payment and to add premium channels -- all for $50 per month. Here's the catch. You are asked to send in the first five or six monthly payments -- generally around $300. It gets funky on how the payment is made. They ask you to put it on a gift card and call back with the number. Direct TV never asks for upfront payments for promotions or packages. They got me once when I first signed up with Direct TV. Not again. The phone number they used was 866-978-4731.