Roku Just Saved My Ass By Allowing Their Impostors’ Scam Discussions Right Here
I just got off the phone. It seems that I was being groomed & set up for a scam just by attempting to pay my house’s annual insurance policy online this year for the first time. Due to both the current situations. I usually pay by Postal Money Orders for the really important sensitive stuff and go to the place of business in person to pay it. I still generally prefer to limit sending or transferring money online as much as possible.
This scam is very similar to the traditional “Posing As Roku” scams. In my case, I was not able to locate the link on the website to the online pay option. So I googled the company to see if I could access another way. Oh yes, there was a website that appeared to be the 50+ year old company’s own in the listing (doesn’t that sound familiar?). But because of how the Roku scams were/are still done on the unsuspecting, I decided to call the insurance company printed directly on the snail mailed invoice bill.
In just a few minutes, I found out I was on a bogus website. I then chose to snail mail a money order just like my family has been doing for almost 50 years.
So Roku & everyone here. Thank you again for being so open about this rampant problem. You just saved me $$$$ yet again in a totally unexpected way. I almost lost 250 dollars that I was carefully been saving for months!
"......thank you for all the information because Roku let me know that they did not charge for an upgrade to get my tv reset...and I didnt think they charge for connection but this person was very demanding so I will notify my bank and will go back and change my personal info because they put in a different email and gave me a whole nother email and messed up my internet service and spectrum was the one who picked up on it...thank you again for the info......."