Smart Circle International DirecTV Scam

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Buyer beware!Do not sign up for DirecTV service from Smart Circle International posing as DirecTV representatives in Sam's Club.

They will charge you upfront for items that are FREE for new customers. They are pocketing 100% pure profit. They don't even report what you have paid to DirecTV. All new customers receive new equipment and installation for FREE, if Smart Circle International wants to charge you for it they are simply pocketing your money and not reporting your payment to DirecTV.

They are slick too, because you only have 24 hours to report the fraud. They also promise you services that you are not getting, but once you have signed up for a 24 month contract you are stuck and have to pay $20 for each month you cancelled your contract early. If you want DirecTV go to them directly.

Don't let someone sign you up and make you pay upfront.Please comment if you have been dupped by them too!

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Mar 13, 2016 #1126495

I work for this company also, all I can say is dude calling people haters will *** off Mike T faster then anything and have you promoted to customer. Treat the guest with respect, if they are not interested respect that, if they are willing talk with them and reassure them.
I been in the business since mid 2014 trust me on this.

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Mike T. follower

Mar 13, 2016 #1126493 Chicago, Illinois, United States

This is so incorrect. I signed up for Direct TV in Menard and was more then satisfied with the information given to me. They did charge me a $19.95 shipping fee and a $1 hold which I got back in 24 hours, I also out of curiosity called Direct TV directly to set up my rental house for my tenants and went that route just out of curiosity as to who really gave a better deal.
Both charged the $19.95, whoever the Menard deal was so much better and I saved about $9 a month an the exact same set up going through Menard then Direct TV corporate.
No complaints here.

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Sep 26, 2015 #1039385

I am recently widowed and while I was shopping at Wal-Mart in Clarksville IN I was aggressively approached by "JAKE" a representative for Direct TV.....he told me I had to pay him $21. up front for the shipping cost if the fish etc...he ran literally ran up to the service desk and got a green dot card I explained my debit card has not been mailed to I opened a New checking account ...he said don't tell the lady on The phone this is a prepaid card tell her it is a bank card....He also said I would get high speed internet and over 50 channels..for $39. a other lie....I asked for a phone number for me to call with any questions...okay...the one number is his cell phone and after leaving him 4 msg he has yet to return my call...when I finally got someone to answer from Direct TV..I was informed...I was lied to that I will not get internet thru them...I would have to use a company that offers internet....I have gotten an attorney now to get me out of the contract...since Direct TV is charging me $20. a month for 2 yrs because I cancelled...!!! They are scammers...they lie to get your money...abd they are too aggressive....literally following me thru the store not taking no for an answer!!

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Jun 10, 2015 #993348 Redmond, Washington, United States

Juice ... Turn and burn *** been with the company about 2 weeks and I'm already going to business meetings dont be a hater because you can't turn and burn

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Jun 27, 2015 #1000283

Don't think you will find many people jealous of someone that works 60+ hours week for less than minimum wage! Those business meetings you are gloating about, you don't get paid for those honey! LMAO! SUCKER!!!!! Face it: you work for free! Sixteen year olds at McDonald's earn more money than you do!!!

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Nov 27, 2014 #906924

Okay, I think (at least the first twenty plus comments I read) this is comment thread is getting away from identifying the misconception of the original report. Full Disclosure: I work for Smart Circle, I love my job, but I'm not going to defend it here.
The issue at hand is the complaint that Smart Circle charges you for equipment when Directv Corp. does not. This is both true and not true.
If you are asked to pay upfront for the equipment it's because you came back a medium or high risk customer. Most often this is the case because you have poor credit (or in certain cases, you just made BIG purchases such as a new car and or house, so you're considered a risk regardless of how great or poor your credit is). If you have were asked to pay upfront for the equipment in store (ie via smart circle), you will also have to pay that upfront security deposit on the equipment with DirecTV Corp. as well.
This is clearly the case here, in the original complaint.
If you have any additional questions, concerns, or want to sign up for DirecTV without being lied to, feel free to email me at :)

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Sep 17, 2014 #871612

I work for smart circle in costco, this person is retarded. Legit retarded. I hate my job personally but it's a scam for me not you (I need to get paid more) you get 4 boxes free the other you have to be charged for and standard installation is free but custom (if you have a big house isn't) this person is retarded

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Sep 17, 2014 #871639

I think anyone who has read your post would venture to say that YOU are the one that is retarded.

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Jun 20, 2014 #829560 Syracuse, New York, United States

Every negative comment on here is wrong. Our deal is way better than the one on These people must have been with the wrong office or work for dish, cox, timewarner, etc.

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Sep 17, 2014 #871640

Yes, clearly anyone who disagrees with you is wrong. (eye roll)

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Jun 27, 2015 #1000273

Tool!!!! Lmfao

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Jun 20, 2014 #829559 Syracuse, New York, United States

This article is a lie. If you need me to I will show you how so. I think someone else clears it up a bit though. The person who wrote this article is a liar. If I did that I would be fired but yet I'm the bad guy. Have a good day though. Gotta love the turn and burn too (down below). Perfect! I'm not brainwashed I'm just an American with ambition.

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Chris Revere

Jun 20, 2014 #829555 Syracuse, New York, United States

Don't let a few bad grapes spoil the bunch. Holistically we are honest hardworking people that help people that are being taken advantage of by their previous cable providers. I'm sick of people who lack common sense casting judgment. You earn your paycheck and if you can't do that get out. Management doesn't like having to work for your check if you choose not to produce. The money has to come from somewhere. And yes the retailers would never risk bad publicity if we were truly a detriment to their customers. A lot of this is just common sense. We are good people offering good products for a good deal. End of story.

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Jun 20, 2014 #829557 Syracuse, New York, United States

Our payscale is hourly or commission. If you aren't earning commission you are hurting the company. It only takes 4 offers agreed to to hit commission. This job is very easy if your coachable. If you can coach you're a diamond.

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May 18, 2014 #816447

I actually work for the company now. And what really sucks is the "owner" is sleeping with one of the reps... she never works in thr stores, never gets apps either. The kicker is she still gets a check every week. I cant wait till I am offered another job, because I will quit in a heartbeat...

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Mar 16, 2014 #795559

This is sad. This is really sad. It's brainwashing at its finest. All these people who stick up for SmartCircle and their little satellite companies have the same rebuttals: "If we're a scam, then why are we in (insert retail stores here)?" or "you couldn't make it because it's not for you". While the latter may ring true mostly, what most people don't realize is what really goes on behinds the scenes.
I worked for Core In-Store Solutions out of Charlotte, NC for a little over 2 months. I was suspicious of the company anyway, but I had recently graduated from college at the age of 25 and figured that finding a job in Charlotte would be my best chance to find a career being it's the largest city in the state and I came from a small town and smaller, more laid-back beach city in SE NC.
So after I had interviewed for another company similar to this that was a door-to-door sales job and turning that down, I interview for Core. Madison, who was the "HR" manager, invited me for an interview after "thoroughly" looking over my resume, which listed me as a recent grad and some courses I took within my major (Communication Studies) that would help with the art of selling. I drove the 3.5 hours to Charlotte, stayed overnight with my brother who also lives in the city, and I knew the whole "interview round" process, so I did the first round and second round within the same day. Obviously I was hired and had to construct a move from one side of the state to the other, and here is
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Dec 13, 2013 #758043 Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

I think its pathetic to see all these people who ,obviously couldn't sell,had no student mentality ,and a bad attitude complain about a company (smart circle)that actually lets you make what you deserve,so if you only made a few hundred bucks,that's all you were worth that week.I have never needed claw back but was informed by my promoting owner everything including pay structure,claw back,and the incentives.I got promoted and feel im better off now then I ever was.I get all my money that I earned and deserved for that week.Smart circle,thank you for the opportunity given to me,yes I said given cause I came in with no money and now have my own market,that I chose and am living my dream. Yall who are complaining are what we call with-drawers,you bleed a company of its hours,milk the clock and expect charity.SMART CIRCLE REPS ARE DEPOSITORS,THEY BRING MONEY INTO A COMPANY WORK HARD AND SAVE PEOPLE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.So grow a set ,clock in and be honest with yourself,most likely you are a loser,cant hold a job and you make your family struggle cause you have no drive,ambition,or goals you are able to meet!!!! JUICE BABY JUICE AND REMEMBER,YOUR GOALS IN LIFE ARE IN EQUAL PROPORTION TO YOUR EFFORTS,SO DO YOU DESERVE A RAISE FOR TODAYS EFFORTS???!!!

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Sep 17, 2014 #871644

Smart Circle bleeds their people of their time, milks them for their gas money and expects people to work for free. So people, grow set, clock out and be honest with yourself. Most likely you are a winner, you are better than this, you can hold a real job and stop making yourself and your family struggle. You have drive, ambition, and you have goals that you can meet, but you won't ever reach your potential by wasting time with Smart Circle.

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