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SCAM ALERT: Satellite TV scam targeting East Texans

SCAM ALERT: Satellite TV scam targeting East Texans

POSTED: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 11:45am

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 11:51am

A new scam is hitting the East Texas are, this time, regarding DirecTV.

According to the Longview Police Department, the scam involves the scammers representing themselves as DirecTV employees.

Officials wish to warn potential victims, Direct TV does not solicit customers and the scam comes from the Protection Plan Center in Ohio using the phone number, (800) 533-0287. Authorities also wish to warn East Texans these same scammers could show up on your doorstep or via mail.

If you receive this call, you are encouraged not give any information to the caller.

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