Another Scam Is Trending In New Jersey, Here’s What You Need To Know
Watch out, this is the season for scammers. I was just alerted to another one going on today with Direct TV. They are warning you of the signs of this recent scam so I thought I should too.
Here are some of the signs that something is very off. First, the scammer will pretend to be from DirectTV or any other company you trust. They even have a way of making your caller ID look legit.
Once they get you on the line they know they have to act fast and create a sense of urgency because the longer you are on the line, the more likely you are to think twice and get out of the situation. They will explain that they are trying to solve a problem that can’t wait or offer you something that will quickly expire and you have to “act now”.
If they are charging you to solve a problem, they will ask for unique payment methods like using a gift card or giving them your credit card number and card details. DirectTV wants everyone to know they will never ask you for online payment. They will never call you and ask for personal information.
During scam season remember these rules:
When in doubt, hang up!
Don’t give your info to anyone who calls you
Don’t click on links or give access to your computer to anyone
Don’t open emails from someone you don’t know
Call Customer Service
If you are unsure of what someone is telling you, hang up and call the customer service department to verify
Report the scam to the police and to the company
Right now, people are calling customers, posing as employees, and asking for personal information. My mother-in-law always says, “be smarter than the $h!t your dealing with” and with these tips you will be.
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