Apparently, some actual overseas employees of a major cable company are looking to scam customers of that company.

According to people on the NextDoor app, the employees are pulling up your account info while at work and calling you from their personal cell phone using a spoofed number.

They then offer you a so-called “great one-time” deal for 50% off your monthly bill for up to a year.

Sounds great but then they request that you use Venmo, Zelle, or Western Union to send them money upfront to lock in the savings. People say they are high pressure, stating it’s a limited offer and will even offer you an additional special discount.

Don’t fall for it as it’s an overseas cable company employee scam. One clue is that the number is often strange and not in our area code.


It's a good idea not to answer it even if your phone shows the name of the cable company. If it's an important call from the cable company or anyone you need to speak to, they will leave a message.

One of my neighbors made the mistake of answering and now they call her over a dozen times a day 24/7. Even after she blocked the number, they just changed the SIM card on their phone that changes the number so they can call again.

They even threaten to shut your services off if you don’t pay. Always check with any company you do business with on your own by calling them.

Unsolicited calls are usually a scam and the scammers are getting cleverer and more persistent. If you do happen to answer and you're presented with a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The best thing to do is to hang up and call them on your own.

Beyond Pee-wee: 30 Eclectic Paul Reubens Movie and TV Roles

Though best-known for his Pee-wee Herman character, the actor appeared in a wide range of roles.

Netflix’s Most Popular English-Language TV Shows Ever

These are the most popular TV shows ever on Netflix (in English), based on hours viewed in their first 28 days on streaming.

Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy only.

You can now listen to Dennis & Judi — On Demand! Hear New Jersey’s favorite best friends anytime, anywhere and any day of the week. Download the Dennis & Judi show wherever you get podcasts, on our free app, or listen right now.

Report a correction 👈 | 👉 Contact our newsroom

More From New Jersey 101.5 FM