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    www.dtv.com

    dtv.com is not the government's $40 dtv coupon website, it's actually a private business that's purchased dtv.com for use to promote satellite tv products. The government's official $40 tv converter box coupon website is located at http://www.dtv2009.gov. The FCC's DTV information webpage is located at www.dtv.gov.

    A recent news article "exposes" dtv.com as a "fishy website" that's trying to confuse consumers into thinking their clicking on to the government's dtv coupon webpage page.

    Do you think dtv.com is a fishy website, or was it just a smart marketing move to purchase that domain name?


    Source: Fishy Web Site Lures Consumers Seeking DTV Converter Box Coupons | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

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    Other news agencies are starting to run the dtv.com story.

    Check it out at: NBC2 News Online - Scam Digital TV sites springing up

    Suprisingly, the Better Business Bureau went on the record when it said the following statement:


    "The company is trying to confuse consumers, or take advantage of consumers that would be going to DTV.gov," said David Beasley with the Dallas Better Business Bureau.

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    The guy that owns dtv.com is profiting from people trying to upgrade their televisions due to a government mandate. I'm not sure if he's breaking a law exactly, but morally, it's just wrong. DTV is confusing, and even ordering the dtv coupon is hard enough for some folks who aren't use to operating a computer. dtv.com is making it even tougher for these folks.

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    the site redirects to one of the bull************ satellite softwares for your computer

    (yes they are scams)

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    It looks like dtv.com is a bit different. I checked the website registry on it and it looks like they're going to own it until 2017. At least they took down the scam site.

 

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