Company Falsely Promises Free TV and Free DTV Converter Boxes

June 25, 2008 by  
Filed under The Big Switch

Consumers should watch out for scams when they are switching over to DTV, as the article below points out.

Chicago, Il –(ENEWSPF)– BBB is alerting consumers to beware of a misleading advertising campaign by an Ohio-based company called Universal TechTronics. Ads are running across the U.S. promising free television channels, services and digital TV converter boxes, but are really a bait and switch tactic that prey on consumers’ lack of knowledge about digital TV conversion requirements.

A BBB investigation found that Universal TechTronics is peddling “five-year warranties” for $59 that must be purchased with their “free” digital TV converter boxes. With shipping and handling fees rolled in, the total cost per box is nearly $100. BBB believes that these are the same boxes consumers can buy...

Read the full article at eNews Park Forest

Consumer Reports also has an article about DTV scams too.