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recently contacted by person claiming to be from direct tv billing and promotion dept about a direct tv /ebay promotion.  need to purchase $280 up front in ebay gift cards from Walgreen call 888 323 2189 with card number(s)and get premium channel pack for 69.99 per month for 20 months with no bill for next 4 months complete by 8p.m.  and get visa credit card for $150. Pro code DTV002841.  Anyone else getting this?

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@Mic1958 wrote:

I made an earlier post about receiving the same call with the same info.  BUT, I called back the number they gave me and it sounded just like the legitimate ATT/Directv number when it answered.  The music was the same up until the part where ATT looks up your account from the phone you're call from.  The fake ATT number didn't do that step, but when I selected the option to talk to a representative, I was transferred to one with the same same as the scam representative.  I hung up then.  I have requested the ATT fraud department number and will report this there.  The scam is evolving when they do answer the number and seem to have the same music etc. as the real ATT/Directv site. 


You can file a fraud report here ....

https://www.att.com/help/fraud-and-security.html

 

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I finally got that call and they tried to scam me. Pre pay $330 with an ebay gift card. And i will get a $100 gift card. Code is DTA-4407 and to call Billing.  While on the phone, since it was too good to be true, i looked up the number and i was coming from overseas. So nope cant be Directv, so i did a google search while listening to the deal. And here i found you guys, wow finally someone tried to scam me and i knew better. I needed a good laugh today.

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That's great!   I like to hear when scams are thwarted by information sharing.  It's sad that so many people who don't know are just taken advantage of.

Kudos

Ryan
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Oh snap!  That's really a shame their online support don't know the difference either.  Scary!

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Hopefully, this information is read before any callbacks are made to the numbers THEY provide.

 

I've known about scams in the past where someone calls you and hangs up...  When the person receiving the call calls back the number they've been charged to their phone bill.  It's almost like your callback is an approval to charge your account.

 

That being said...  Take a little extra time to research scam information and ONLY make call backs to actual provider numbers published on their websites.  Do NOT make call backs to numbers provided over the phone, email or texts.... 

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Well I got a text regarding a final offer. I called and accepted the offer. They actually had access to my channels and were able to change them! They gave men authorization code and told me to obtain Ebay prepaid cards and to call a certain # to the billing dept and give them the Auth code. So before purchasing the Ebay card, I called my usual # to Direct TV and they said they had no such promotion! But there was a note on my account stating that I had accepted the changes, I got an email confirming, but my next bill was $247, not the $66.67 they promised. Very very upset with Direct TV. They need to find these hackers!!!

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Most likely they are in another country so even if found there is nothing the US can do except pass the info to the local law enforcement.

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