Victim Location 94118
Total money lost $250
Type of a scam Phishing
Recvd phone call offering 2 yrs reduced DirecTV that includes Premium channels, 1 yr NFL Ticket and a $100 Visa Gift card if prepay 4 months service using a store-purchased Amazon $250 gift card, then $62.50/mo for next 20 months or can cancel anytime as this is a promo, not a contract extension.
Fooled me, as caller ID showed the real DirecTV 1-800-531-5000 phone number.
And the logic behind use of Amazon gift card was that "Amazon is the sponsor for this DirecTV program and wanted to promote their gift cards"
This was yes