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Lower Cable Rate Offer a Scam

(La Porte, IN) - People are being advised of a phone scam.


Calls are being made by people claiming to be employed by a cable TV provider. The imposters then offer discounts on monthly rates to current subscribers.  Sounds great, but the catch is a one-time fee to collect on the supposed deal.


Cliff Snyder of La Porte said he was asked to give his bank account numbers to take advantage of the bonus offer by a supposed Xfinity representative during a call placed to his residence. Fortunately, he did not hand over his personal information.


“They told us they would give us a $30 discount off the bill for two years. After talking to them, I called Xfinity, and guess what? It’s a scam,” Snyder said.

Similar deals are offered by people claiming to be with DIRECTV in telephone calls to subscribers. However, DIRECTV said there is no such offer and the company never directly contacts its subscribers with such deals.

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