Scam Type

Utility Scam

Business Name Used

direct tv / att

Date Reported

Aug 25, 2022

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

had message on answering service saying Direct TV was offering a discount for existing accounts. Call 888-334-0667 to receive the discount. They used language that matches the real company. Did not ask for any account number of personal information. They only used my telephone number to verify account. Sounded very real. Instructed me to purchase an e-bay gift card for $300.00 to make an advanced payment on my account and my monthly bill would only be $99.99 per month for the next 2 years. I was to call customer service at 888-208-1827 ext 1 and give the representative the promotion code of DTV711-R32 and the information off the gift card to make my payment.

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