SCAM ALERT: Caller offers fake Charter promotion

By: Madeline Anderson Email
By: Madeline Anderson Email

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 --- 6:30 p.m.

Charter customers, listen up. There's a new scam out there claiming to offer half off your next internet and cable bill, if you pay a certain amount of money upfront.

"All I needed to do was go to a Walgreens, Walmart, whatever, and buy a $360 Green Dot card that would be representative of 12 months of free Charter," said Al, a Baraboo man.

He says he received a call from a man named "Shaq" who told him to get a MoneyPak card through Green Dot, then to call him back and provide the authorization code for that card.

The Dept. of Consumer Protection says this is a classic scam. Anytime one of these MoneyPak cards is used, it should be a red flag because they are virtually untraceble once the money is gone.

Charter Communications says it is not aware of any such promotion.

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