A James Bravo called me. Very heavy accent was going to up grade because we had old consoles. my bill was going to be discounted by $60. Wanted CC number for verification. I refused to give. I hung up on this guy 3 times and he kept calling back. I called AT&T and yes it is a SCAM!!!
Caller said they were from Direct TV and needed to replace my receiver to high definition. This was credible because Direct TV is replacing old receivers. I gave him too much information and did not become suspicious until he requested a credit card number. ATT does not ask for a credit card # for an established account. They already have it. Never give credit card information unless you check the official business number and you have initiated the call. This guy was good.
They said it was Direct tv with a new offer, needed credit card to book appt. DO NOT GIVE!! This is a SCAM. Asked for phone # and extension Daniel 8014.
This is not Direct TV
Daniel called telling me Direct TV wanted to upgrade my equipment. He had the last four of my AX account but then said he needed a different card. I told him I don't give out that information he gave me a number to call back 203-350-9750 ext 8013. Direct TV said it was not them.
"John" called. Heavy foreign accent. Tried to say AT&T was upgrading my Direct TV receivers so I'd never again lose the satellite signal, etc. Upgrade would be free and also a $20 reduction in my monthly cost. Gave me a callback #203-350-9750, x-8019. Asked for updated credit card info, which I did not give. Checked with AT&T and this call was not from them. Beware of this scam!