BBB: Great cable deal could be scam

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Heads up about a new scam – the Better Business Bureau is warning folks of con artists impersonating cable company reps claiming to offer you a great deal on your service.

Here’s how it works: you get an unsolicited call offering a special promotion on your cable bill – if you pay for a few months upfront, you get a discounted monthly rate. You’re then asked to buy prepaid debit cards to make the up-front payment.

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The Better Business Bureau recommends being cautious when answering unsolicited calls or emails and verifying the identity of someone who shows up at your doorstep. Also, when in doubt, verify special deals with your cable company, and never make payments with prepaid debit cards or wire transfers.

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