I probably like you get a lot of spam calls during the week. I was noticing that I was getting an increased number of voicemails from different phone numbers claiming that I can get my Direct TV bill cut in half. They even had a return number to call them back.
Yesterday, I thought I would play along. Once they sent me to a live person, he started rattling off personal information. I was amazed at how much he knew even though the information was not current. He did attempt to get my email address. After refusing to do so, he said that was ok and moved on with his pitch.
He finally was at the end of the pitch and asked me what I thought. I said it sounded like a good deal. Then he said that in order to get all of the channels half-off with no contract, I Simply had to prepay 4 months of the subscription which amounted to around $400. He then told me that we could get this wrapped up today by getting his billing department on the phone.
Thinking that I had gone as far as I wanted to go, I said, "DO you think that I am stupid?" He then proceeded to hang up on me.
Fraud and scams are rampant right now. There wouldn't be a whole army of men and women making these calls if it wasn't working. Just know that when a deal is too good to be true, it probably is a scam of some sort.