DirecTV Charged With Extortion In Class Action Suit

from the shouldn't-you-have-proof-of-a-crime-before-you-demand-money? dept

We've written about DirecTV's questionable legal strategy a few times in the past. After getting their hands on the customer lists of some companies that were selling smart card readers, DirecTV sent legal nastygrams to everyone on those lists, accusing them of stealing DirecTV signals. This ignored, of course, the fact that those card readers have other (legitimate purposes). While it's likely that many people did use them for illegally accessing satellite TV signals, DirecTV had no specific proof, other than their name on a customer list. On top of that, the letter made it clear that as long as people paid up $3,500, they wouldn't get sued. In a lot of ways, it's difficult to distinguish that from extortion, and so a group of those accused by DirecTV have filed a class action lawsuit against the company for these actions. DirecTV claims the suit has no merit and that it will be thrown out (as similar cases in the state of California have been).

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    directchitstorm, 12 Apr 2017 @ 6:15am

    Re: Your All F'n Deadbeats

    Let mne tell you something cuntbag! Shit happens. I have been a customer for 6 years and always paid my bill on time. I am on disability and this year one of my dogs dies and vet bills cost me $2300. I knew I would be late (by ONLY 5 days) and called to make arrangements. The man I spoke to said that would be fine and everything would be ok to pay the bill 5 days late. I woke up to find my services disconnected. These fuckers at Direct tv denied I even called and after speaking with 3 people said they could not do ANYTHING. The denied that I called and made arrangements and called me a liar. When I explained my situation they said "Oh I understand". Fuck you you understand what it is like to have to go on disability and lose one of your dogs. I am not a low life american like you are making anyone who can't pay their bill. I am an accountant with and MBA. I said I'll give you a $50 payment in good faith and they still said NOPE! You're turned off and owe us $35 for a reactivation fee and we won't waive it. You people are heartless corporate mother fucking pigs! You have shared me for services I did not buy, movies I never ordered an d increased my rates after a guarantee for a package for 2 years. So take that piece of paper with those phone numbers and shove it elbow deep up your asshole. This is the way corporate America is today. PIGS PIGS PIGS! You're a fucking pig who knows nothing.

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