YouTube TV is one of the largest and fastest-growing live TV streaming services on the market. With that news, it may not surprise you that scammers are targeting YouTube TV subscribers.
Recently some of our readers noticed sponsored Google search results when you look for help with YouTube TV that doesn’t point you to TV.YouTube.com but instead point to voutube.com. A simple switch of the Y with a V can easily be missed if you are not looking closely for it. (Also, we highly recommend you do not go to that other website.)
Increasingly scammers are trying to trick YouTube TV customers into thinking they are contacting customer service. Instead, they reach a 3rd party group that offers to help them for a fee or some other plan.
Tricks like this are not new, as Roku, for years, faced a vast number of groups that would try and trick you into paying to activate your Roku. Sometimes $100 or more they would want in order to activate your Roku for you. These groups bought up search terms about activating or setting up your Roku player and would try to charge you to do what should have been free.
As always, it is essential to make sure you double-check what website you are on. Also, be very careful about sponsored links. Make sure they really go where you want. Look for misspellings that could take you to other websites you didn’t mean to visit.
Have you ever seen scams like this one? Leave us a comment and let us know about it.