Former DirecTV Bag Man Discusses Extortion Campaign
from the that-can't-be-good dept
As DirecTV continues their campaign to threaten anyone who bought a smart card reader, even if they did so for completely legitimate reasons, it looks like some more evidence is coming out against them. A former employee working in their anti-piracy division is now suing the company suggesting they forced him to do illegal and unethical things in forcing innocent people to pay up. He says he felt like "a bag man for the mob" and talks about how the anti-piracy operation "was an elaborate extortion racket," that rewarded employees based on how much settlement revenue they brought in. He points out that this encouraged them to work as hard as possible to make everyone pay up, whether or not they had done anything illegal.