Social security numbers attached to a finger print system should help. Wrong finger print, no access to anything.
Thats the first step to identity theft!
People giving their social security number to anyone through the phone is like giving a random thief access to their homes.
WHY would you EVER give your social security number to ANYONE EVER who called you????!!!
I am getting calls from this number with no identification several times a day, seven days a week. They do not leave any messages.
This number has been calling me and does not leave a message. I tried calling it back and I got a recording stating that "this number is not available in your area at this time".
Direct TV and Hughes network
I called 800 539 7474 thinking that i was calling Sirius Radio but i was call some other company trying to sell me a system for my house.
Ooops! The number that called me was 888-539-7474 and that apparently IS Sirius Radio. Not Dish1Up (800-539-7474). Sorry about that.
It would save a lot of hassles of these guys would display the actual name of their company on my call display. An 8NN-number just doesn't cut it.
I got a call from this number but did not answer. (I never answer unless I know who the caller is - it's my pleasure to waste their time). After reading the first few comments, above, I did a web-search for "dish1up". Here is just one of several "hits".
Draw your own conclusions. http://www.ripoffreport.com/satellite-dish-companies/dish1up/dish1up-scam-tempe-arizona-44ebb.htm
P.S. Never - but NEVER give an unknown caller ANY of your personal information. They can use it to steal your identity.
I work for this company also...and you guys are the idiots who dial the wrong phone number...giving your name number and address is something that anyone can access from a phone book...you can hang up anytime and you are disclosed about a billion times but just dont listen or hear it...how is that our fault? if you dial the right phone number you wont have that problem...and you dont give your social until we have disclosed that we are with directv or whatever...it is not our problem...and obviously we are doing something right if we are getting people to switch..they know they are getting a new service..so if you dont want that problem...look at your phone before dialing people!!
This number is NOW IDENTIFYING THEMSELVES AS SATELLITE RADIO!!!!!! THEN IF YOU MENTION SIRIUS - THEY RESPOND - "YES SIRIUS RADIO" Then transfer you to a recording that announces they are NOT SIRIUS - BUT ONLY AFTER COLLECTING YOUR HOME NUMBER AND ADDRESS!!!!!
This is the site: http://www.protectyourhome.com
SIRIUS is actually 888 -539-7474 NOT 800 -539-7474 !!
800 -539-7474 is " PROTECT YOUR HOME" CLAIMING THEY ARE AN ADT Authorized Home Security Installer.
THEY FOLLOW THE EXACT SAME SCRIPT AS SIRIUS TO ENTRAPT UNSUSPECTING CONSUMERS.
Yes just did this same thing twice - misdialed using 800 instead of 888. Both times they totally made it seem as if they were Sirius - what a bunch of scam artists this company is!!! I even talked about my reception and they were like oh you don't need to worry about reception with ADT! WHAT??? I was led to believe i was talking to Sirius!!. Gave them my home address too, f**king sucks!
FTC needs to shut these people down NOW!
I called the same number by mistake 1-800-539-7474 and gave them just my name, phone number and address--nothing more and they made me believe they were Sirius radio and transfered my call to the tech dept the man said at which a message came on and said it was for home security system, I hung up and called back and asked why did I get transfered to some home security system ext and the man said that is what they are and then identified himself as ADT rep and said they get alot of calls for Sirius radio by mistake. Seems to me they are tired of getting calls by mistake and are trying to take advantage of the situation by making a sale in a manner that is misrepresenting themselves ---- BE AWARE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION like your Social Security number and date of birth!!!!!
I called thinking it was Sirius. I did not catch what they ID'd themselves as. I mentioned that I had signed up for Sirius internet service and canceled a few weeks back and had not received the refund. The imbecile on the phone said he would transfer me, but if it was dropped to call back using "888." He then mentioned a special on ADT home security. At first I was puzzled as to why Sirius would be pitching ADT. I told him I was not interested and wanted to get my refund. He started reading from his script again. I politely interrupted him again and again said I was not interested and only wanted to be transferred to the person who could handle my refund. He told me he was "just trying to educate" me on home security. When I said I wasn't interested in ADT or home security, he then claimed to be confused since I called ADT. The rest...
me: this isn't Sirius?
imbecile: no, this is ADT
me: well why the f*ck didn't you say something when I mentioned Sirius? Jesus F-ing Christ!
then I hung up.
What a scumbag outfit this Dish1Up is.
One more thing --- if you do dial this number by mistake, at no point does any message or employee say the company is Dish1Up. AND it isn't until you give all of your PRIVATE information to a sales agent, do you find out you have called the wrong number... that is my primary complaint...
followed by the sales pitches AFTER they know you have dialed the wrong number...
I don't see how that behavior can be defended by ANY employee of Dish1Up...
The same thing happened to me. I called 800-539-7474 by mistake. I intended to call Sirius at 888-539-7474. The prerecorded message says, "Thank you for calling about Satellite" They make you think you're calling Sirius. Then I had to endure 5 minutes of a relentless sales pitch for ADT home security, before which, the agent said he would transfer me to Sirius. The sales agent was a pitbull. I finally had to stop being nice and tell him in no uncertain terms was I interested, before he transferred me to a prerecorded message that basically said I dialed the wrong number. These guys have got to wake up to the 21st century and realize people won't tolerate this kind of BS. I called the FCC to see if this was a complaint, and they told me to call the FTC. I did and filed a complaint. I suggest you do too, so these people realize this practice is not only crappy, but unethical.
I was trying to reach Sirius and mis-dialed the "888" as "800". Now I'm paranoid because I gave the representative my home address. He was polite enough but I didn't enjoy being scammed to believe I had dialed the right number and then sold on ADT systems. He asked me why I didn't feel like we needed a security system which, in retrospect, is nervewracking considering they have my home address. Should we be concerned?
are you sirius
called this number...they took my address down and phone number and now i'm worried that they are going to try to send me televisions... a second person was telling the first person what to do and say. the recording says "blah blah sat"....making you think its sirius. sirius should sue. i gave my name/number because they sounded legit but the sound quality was bad. I'll report but I think its buyer beware. Don't say yes to any TVs.
Cant do it
I was recently offered employment by this company. However from what I've seen in the office and read online, this 'offer' doesn't sit well with me. It seemed like a scam from the minute I walked in the office, I wondered why everyone only represents themselves on a first name basis. As badly as I need a job I just don't feel comfortable giving them any of my info. I tried calling the number and they clearly misrepresent themselves, in an attempt to get information to 'close' the sale. If they can scam the public and not pay contractors, what make me think that they'll even pay me (less the 20%, that's in the fine print)? How do they even stay in business?
If you work for this company you are a scam artist too. You read from a script that is given to you. You do not want to identify who you are working for until after the customer gives the social security number and credit card information.....Yes, I was recently employeed by this DISH1UP and I just want people to know that it is a scam. File a complaint with your local BBB and city officials. I did not stay pass the second day of training and for anyone who works for this company is a fool. They take 20% percent of your check....Good Luck to you "Don't Worry About It"....cause Im pretty sure you got enough social security numbers to change you and your whole family identies if need be.....this company does not do background checks on their employees.
Everytime I call a company line I'm told directly who I'm calling, it's usually protocol and common courtesy.
Dont worry about it
i work for this company. This company may not be up to your standards. But why do you feel that we need to identify our selves when we answer the phone? should we assume that you are to dumb to read? we are trained to disclose who we are at anytime you ask a direct question about any accts with other companys. we also say "direct tv' probably 20 times through out the call and then when you get transfered you speak to another person that says direct tv prob another 10 times, bottom line.......make sure you know how to read and dont give out your personal info to people that you dont know who you are speaking too
I called it thinking it was sirius also. They did not identify themselves until I had told them my name and address. Then told me they were with a satellite company. I don't think it's anything to worry about, seeing as most of us called them by mistake and it is a very similar number to the sirius phone number.
I called this number because on line it said it was Sirius Sattelite radio - they did not identify themselves as different until after I gave them my social securitynumber. They then identified themselves as Dish1up. Be careful - they represent Directv and ADT, not Sirius radio. Also, I am very concerned that they have my social security number. Anybody know anything????