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Television sources => Free to Air (FTA) Satelilte Television => Topic started by: DrSat on August 10, 2013, 12:51 pm

Title: WARNING: Satellite piracy SCAM - Is your satellite system legal?
Post by: DrSat on August 10, 2013, 12:51 pm
We recently had an increase in service call inquiries from customers who had unscrupulous dealers set them up with an illegal satellite piracy service without their knowledge. These people are led to believe that their service is legitimate since they are paying for it. Please note that we will refuse any service calls related to a satellite piracy system. However as a exception, we will accept service calls if it involves conversion to a legitimate FTA system as part of our "True FTA" packages.

Because these people might be facing fines of up to $25,000 as an end user if caught, we would like to inform the general public of this scam so they are fully aware if they are in fact stealing satellite service. Many people don't realize that their IP address is exposed when using such services so their connection can be traced back easily by the authorities if their Internet Service Provider (ISP) is served with a court order forcing them to reveal contact information for customers which are involved.

If any of the following applies to your system, you are stealing satellite TV and could be held liable for a fine of up to $25,000 if caught. Furthermore, your service may go out at anytime with NO possibility of getting any sort of refund.