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(800) 643-6716 is a Scam Call

Alternately: +18006436716

Reported Name:

DirecTV Scam

Reported Category:

Scam

User Reputation

Negative

RoboKiller Block Status

Blocked

Last Call

1 minute ago

Total Calls

40,945

Based On

436 user reports

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28 user reports for (800) 643-6716

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September 21, 2020

none
Customer Service
Caller Name: Direct TV

Allow

September 3, 2020

allow
Bill Reminder
Caller Name: Directv billing

Directv billing

August 21, 2020

none
Scam
Caller Name: Sprint

Didn’t answer but looked up and all said it’s spam

August 19, 2020

block
Telemarketer
Caller Name: DirectTv upsell

DirecTV upsell

July 30, 2020

Scam

Fake AT&T DirecTV scam by madarchod criminals phoning from India This is a fake AT&T DirecTV scam by criminals robo-dialing from India, trying to steal your credit card, Social Security number, and personal identity information. The scammer either tells you that your television or Internet service will be suspended due to unpaid fees, or that AT&T is offering special sales promotions, or that they are offering a service upgrade for a small fee. The fake promotion usually offers a special low rate for a two-year subscription, but you have to pre-pay $200 to $500 for the first two to six months in advance, and then the scammer asks for your credit card number. Some scammers also ask for your SSN "for verification purposes". Or the scammer says your service is going to be suspended for some fake unpaid amount and again asks for your credit card number. More than 95% of North America phone scams come from India scammers who operate hundreds of fraud, extortion, and money laundering scams every day such as posing as a fake pharmacy; fake Social Security officer saying your benefits are suspended; IRS officer collecting on fake unpaid back taxes; bill collector threatening you for fake unpaid debts; fake bank, financial, Fedex/UPS/DHL scams; pretending to offer fake health insurance, car warranty, student loan forgiveness, credit card and debt consolidation services; posing as Amazon to falsely say an unauthorized purchase was made to your credit card or your Prime membership was auto-debited from your bank; posing as Microsoft/Dell/HP/Apple to say your account has been hacked or they detected a virus on your computer; fake "we are refunding your money" or "your account has been auto-debited" scams; fake Google/Alexa listing and work-from-home scams; posing as an electric utility or Verizon/AT&T/Comcast to say your service is suspended; fake solar panel and home purchase offers; fake fundraisers asking for donations; fake phone surveys; and the scammers try to steal your credit card, bank account/routing number, Social Security number, and personal information. One India call center may rotate through a fake Social Security, computer subscription auto-renewal, pharmacy, and credit card offer scam during one week. Scammers use disposable VoIP phone numbers (e.g. MagicJack devices) or they spoof fake Caller ID phone numbers. Anyone can use telecom software or a third-party service to phone using fake CID names/numbers. India scammers often spoof fake "8xx-" toll-free numbers. The CID is useless with scam calls unless the scam asks you to phone them back and the CID area code is almost never the origin of the call. You waste your time researching CID numbers since scams use spoofed CID numbers from across the U.S. and Canada, totally invalid area codes, and also fake foreign country CID numbers; e.g. fake women crying "help me" emergency scams from India often spoof Mexico and Middle East CID numbers. India scammers also spoof the actual phone numbers of businesses such as Apple, Verizon, and U.S. banks to trick you into thinking that a call is valid. How can you avoid being scammed by phone calls? NEVER trust any unsolicited caller who sells something (most unsolicited calls are scams so your odds of saving money are very poor); asks for your Social Security number; offers a free gift or reward; threatens you with arrest/lawsuit or says you need to reply back soon (pressure tactic); asks you to access a website, download a file, wire transfer money or buy gift cards; claims suspicious activity on your account; says your subscription is being refunded or auto-renewed/auto-debited; and all pre-recorded messages. Recorded messages are far more likely to be malicious scams, and not just telemarketing spam. Any unsolicited caller with a foreign accent, usually Indian, should immediately be treated as a scam. Many scams tell a lie that you inquired about a job, insurance, social security benefits, or that you contacted them or visited their website. A common India phone scam uses a fake Amazon recording about a purchase of an iPhone, but Amazon never robo-dials and Amazon account updates are notified in emails. Many banks use automated fraud alert phone calls to confirm a suspicious purchase, but always verify the number that the recording tells you to phone or just call the number printed on your credit card. A common India scam tactic asks for your credit card for purchase of their fake product or service. The scammer calls you back one day later to say their credit card machine is broken, so you must wire transfer the payment to them. After you have wired the money to them, they still overcharge your credit card after they change phone numbers, so they have robbed you twice before disappearing. Wire transfers laundered through foreign bank accounts are untraceable. Scammers try to gain your trust by saying your name when they call, but the autodialer is automatically displaying your name to the scammer or saying your name in a recording when your number is dialed using phone databases that have millions of names and addresses. Scammers often phone with an initial pre-recorded message speaking English, Spanish, or Chinese that is easily generated using text-to-speech translation software to disguise the origin of their India phone room, but then you speak to the scammer when you press 1 or call them back. Some speech synthesis software sound robotic, but others sound natural. To hide their foreign accents, some India scammers use non-Indians in their phone room. India scammers use interactive voice response (IVR) robotic software that combines voice recognition with artificial intelligence, speaks English with American voices, and responds based on your replies. IVR calls begin with: "Hi, this is fake_name, I am a fake_job_title on a recorded line, can you hear me okay?"; or "Hi, this is fake_name, how are you doing today?"; or "Hello? (pause) Are you there?"; or "Hi, may I speak to your_name?" IVR quickly asks you a short question to elicit a yes/no reply so it hangs up if it encounters voicemail. IVR robots understand basic replies and yes/no answers. To test for IVR, ask "How is the weather over there?" since IVR cannot answer complex questions and it keeps talking if you interrupt it in mid-sentence. IVR usually transfers you to the scammer, but some scams entirely use IVR with the robot asking for your credit card or SSN. A common myth is that IVR calls record you saying "yes" so scammers can authorize purchases just using your "yes" voice, but scammers need more than just a recorded "yes" from you - credit cards and SSN. Phone/email scams share two common traits: 1) The CID name/number and the "From:" header on emails are easily faked; and 2) The intent of scam calls is malicious just as file attachments and website links on scam emails are harmful. Scams snowball for many victims. If your personal/financial data are stolen, either by being scammed, visiting a malicious website, or by a previous data breach of a business server that stores your data, then your data gets sold by scammers on the dark web who then see you as fresh meat and prey on you even more. This is why some receive 40+ scam calls everyday while others get 0 to 2 calls per day. If you provide your personal and financial data to a phone scammer, lured by fake 80%-discounted drugs or scared by fake IRS officers, you receive far more phone scams and identity theft can take years to repair. Most unsolicited calls are scams, often with an Indian accent. No other country is infested with pandemics of phone room sweatshops filled with criminals who belong to the lowest India caste and many are thieves and rapists who were serving jail time but released early due to prison overcrowding. India scammers shout profanities at you. Just laugh at their abusive language. Google "Hindi swear words" and memorize some favorites, e.g. call him "Rundi Ka Bacha" (son of whore) or call her "Rundi Ki Bachi" (daughter of whore). Scammers ignore the National Do-Not-Call Registry; asking scammers to stop calling is useless. You do these scammers a favor by quickly hanging up. But you ruin their scams when you slowly drag them along on the phone call, always give them fake personal and credit card data (16 random digits starting with 4 for Visa, 5 for MasterCard), ask them to speak louder and repeat what they said to waste their time and energy.

July 22, 2020

none

how do I delete these calls

July 22, 2020

block
Sales
Caller Name: DirecTV

Don’t need more channels. Leave me alone.

July 7, 2020

none
Customer Service
Caller Name: Direct Tv

Bit call

June 28, 2020

none
Scam
Caller Name: Fake DIRECTV call

Foreign voice

June 27, 2020

allow

My cable carrier

Josh

June 27, 2020

They call nonstop!!

June 19, 2020

none
Sales
Caller Name: Good guy soliciting sales

Asked this company numerous times to not call. I had no interest in changing my tv line up. They still call.

June 16, 2020

block

People in background speaking Spanish to each other

June 12, 2020

Telemarketer

Answered the call once, said it was DirectTv. I have DirectTV and followed their instructions to opt out of calls from them. Since I blocked number, it still tries calling at least twice a day and then follows up, on most days, with a call from a number which starts with my area code.

June 11, 2020

Scam
Caller Name: I did not answer the call

I just received a call from 8006436716. It came up scam likely so I did not answer

June 6, 2020

Scam
Caller Name: Direct TV Scam

Where is the consumer and privacy protection offered under the do-not-call list for this type of BS? Just another example of a useless government agency (FCC).

June 6, 2020

none
Scam
Caller Name: DirecTV SCAM

Trying to offer free HBO; already pay for it.

Me

June 5, 2020

Scam
Caller Name: Directv scammers

These idiots are not directv and not associated with them. They are just scammers trying to get your information. You won’t get HBO or anything for free.

June 4, 2020

block
Sales

Direct Tv scam

May 23, 2020

block
Pharmacy

No

March 25, 2020

block

DirecTV

March 23, 2020

Scam
Caller Name: Scam

Supposedly direct tv. Offering HBO for free. They don’t even have my account number.

March 21, 2020

allow

Bbt was try

March 19, 2020

Calls and no voicemail left if you don't answer....scammer

March 17, 2020

block
Scam

direct tv

March 17, 2020

block
Telemarketer

Directv

March 13, 2020

block
Scam

Annoyance

March 6, 2020

Telemarketer
Caller Name: THird party sales for directv

try to give you premium TV channels and will charge without permision

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