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Tue, Sep 15, 2020 5:00 PM

Promotion, eBay gift card, Visa card

I looked and found the scenario for this scam already posted on this site.  I was contacted like 4 times by a person offering a rate reduction of approximately 50% for 2 years in exchange for prepaying 4 months with eBay gift card(s), calling an Xfinity promotion department phone number and I would also get a $150 prepaid Visa card in the mail IF I got the cards and called in tonight.  I tried in vain to get an Xfinity person on the phone to ask about this and verify but, as you no doubt expect, I was unable to get connected with an actual person.  Thank God I had the sense to go on line and find more than one post about the scam already.

 

The thing that was disconcerting was the amount of my information they had when I started asking questions.  These black hearted sons of motherless goats are good, and they are taking advantage of Comcast/Xfinity's notoriously poor customer service. 

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3 m ago

I too got spammed - I cannot believe how stupid I was - they were good, they were really good.  I hope somebody can stop them

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6 m ago

Fast talking scammers with heavy accents called me today trying to push the same fraud.

 

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6 m ago

I got the same call today. Yes it sounded too good to be true so it is a good thing I found your post and confirmed my suspicions.  Thanks

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5 m ago

And they are still at it.  Was suspicious when they couldn't say which services I had.

They are slick.  You buy the debit card, pay up front to a "billing agent" at a bogus 1-888# for the "billing switch," and they pocket the cash.

 

XFINITY should go after these scammers that are dragging them even further down.

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4 m ago

ugh!! I was too late to check on this and got scammed. Anyone have any recourse here?

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4 m ago

I also just received a call from this group.  I will be passing along the information that this is a scam to all of my friends and neighbors.  It is one of the most well organized scams I have faced so far and I get a million of them.  I got suspicious as soon as they started talking about using eBay gift cards to pay the bill and that I could not use any other form of payment.  No legitimate organization would set up a deal like this.  Clearly not something as large as these two organizations.  They insisted that I would need to call the Comcast/Xfinity Billing-Activation phone number that they supplied and not to go through the main phone system in order to avoid the automated switchboard and the potential of lengthy call wait times.  I told the guy I was willing to wait to make sure they got things right.  He said that someone on the phone line he provided would be able to validate that this was a legitimate program.  Yeah right!!!  Anyway, as soon as I did a quick search, nothing but SCAM showed up in every search result.  Thanks for your post!

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4 m ago

I just got the same call.   Terrible as it was too good to be true and then when pressuring them, they eventually hung up.  Xfinity should send alerts out to their customers about these scams.  Also, how did this scammer know so much about me and my Xfinity account?

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2 m ago

I received the same suspicious call and offer.  I called Comcast directly and gave them the bogus promotional code that was provided to me by the caller.  No such promotion exists, and I was told that Comcast never would require a customer to buy a prepaid gift card prior to getting a promotion.  It is disturbing that the caller already knew much of my information i.e. name, address and Comcast services to which I subscribe.

 

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2 d ago

Received a call today pushing to pay three months in advance with eBay gift cards I hung up

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