Watch out for the cable loyalty discount scam

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Who wouldn’t want a discount on their monthly bill?  Scammers posing as cable company representatives are targeting loyal cable subscribers and offering deep discounts in their monthly cable bill. It sounds legitimate because scammers already have personal and subscriber information about their targets.

How the Scam Works:

You get a call, and it’s someone claiming to be a representative from your cable provider’s “loyal rewards” program. The caller offers you a significant discount on your monthly cable and/or service. For $80 per month, you can get phone, broadband Internet, and the premium cable channels. This package would typically run subscribers well over $100/month. The discounts sound great! Right? As always, there is a catch.

Learn more about the Cable Company Impersonation Scam and how to avoid becoming a victim.

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