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(WANE Ft. Wayne)   "Hello, I am from your local TV station, you need to pay us to watch our shows now." You might laugh at this scam until you realize that it could work once they hit their first U.K. expat   (wane.com) divider line
    More: Silly, Fort Wayne, Indiana, new scam, FORT WAYNE, WANE, Anthony Wayne, Better Business Bureau, WANE-TV, Indianapolis  
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2336 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Feb 2021 at 8:11 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
As long as the van says Ministry of Housinge, there's no way it can't work.
 
6 days ago  
Clever, use the Texas ERCOT model of privatization  - very profitable.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
FREE

R.F. WAVES !

 
6 days ago  
Please report this scam to the Better Business Bureau.

Ah, yes, so the scammers will lose their A+ rating...
 
6 days ago  
I can understand believing this. But why pay? 😂
 
6 days ago  
"Yes... Your Fort Wayne affiliate said I don't have to pay for CBS All Access..."
 
6 days ago  
Is this another DirecTV-local pissing match?
 
6 days ago  
I'll wait for the Van's to show up
The BBC Claims To Have TV Detecting Super-Vans (I look like Bo Burnham)
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6 days ago  
So does the $200 get you free tv for life, like the ROKU activation scam, or is it the monthly fee?
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Some local stations are just better than others

LOCAL58TV - STATION ID
Youtube 4MEHCJVhyZ0
 
6 days ago  
"Um, this is a Nielsen household, so actually you are supposed to pay me.  I know, I don't make the rules, but we accept cash and Amazon gift cards."
 
6 days ago  
See, Brits. This is what you end up with if you don't have a little dust-up about taxes every couple of hundred of years...
 
6 days ago  

Somaticasual: See, Brits. This is what you end up with if you don't have a little dust-up about taxes every couple of hundred of years...


A bunch of really good TV channels with zero adverts? Free healthcare paid for with taxes?

Yeah, I'll stick with what we've got thanks....

/Also, there are quite a few countries with a TV licence. It isn't some bizarre UK thing. Ireland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan...
 
6 days ago  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Free healthcare paid for with taxes?


<sniffles> You.. You take that back!

<runs away sobbing, while carrying the american flag and drinking a monster energy>
 
6 days ago  
Who even answers cold calls or unknown numbers these days?
 
6 days ago  
Question for UK Farkers: if you only use your TV for streaming (like with a Roku) and DVD-watching, do you still have to pay for a TV licencsce?
 
6 days ago  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Somaticasual: See, Brits. This is what you end up with if you don't have a little dust-up about taxes every couple of hundred of years...

A bunch of really good TV channels with zero adverts? Free healthcare paid for with taxes?

Yeah, I'll stick with what we've got thanks....

/Also, there are quite a few countries with a TV licence. It isn't some bizarre UK thing. Ireland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan...


Im so old I can remember this amazing thing that came to North America in the 70s called 'Cable'! What you did was pay $$ for commercial-free programs! Can you imagine? And now decades later we pay even more $$$$ for entire channels with nothing but commercials.
Sometimes I wonder about our species.
 
6 days ago  

aseras: Who even answers cold calls or unknown numbers these days?


The only time I answer the phone on a cold call is my business line. My personal line does not ring if your number is not saved.
 
6 days ago  

aseras: Who even answers cold calls or unknown numbers these days?


Not this ass. I'm stupid.
 
6 days ago  

aseras: Who even answers cold calls or unknown numbers these days?


I use Robokiller to answer mine.

A Trump-bot offered a hilarious exchange with a scammer, and a Karen-bot was utterly ruthless to an insurance salesman who probably was given the wrong number by someone online.
 
6 days ago  

Somaticasual: Carter Pewterschmidt: Free healthcare paid for with taxes?

<sniffles> You.. You take that back!

<runs away sobbing, while carrying the american flag and drinking a monster energy>


That was below the belt. Sorry about that.
 
6 days ago  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Somaticasual: Carter Pewterschmidt: Free healthcare paid for with taxes?

<sniffles> You.. You take that back!

<runs away sobbing, while carrying the american flag and drinking a monster energy>

That was below the belt. Sorry about that.


It's okay. You've still got Clarkson....
 
6 days ago  
People pay for TV? I assumed they got it like I get my water and electricity. Tapped from my neighbor's house.
 
6 days ago  

Lochsteppe: Question for UK Farkers: if you only use your TV for streaming (like with a Roku) and DVD-watching, do you still have to pay for a TV licencsce?


No. It is for watching live broadcasts. If you stream a live broadcast then technically you'd need a licence, but watching downloaded on demand stuff then no. DVD watching also no.

There are lots of commercial UK channels with adverts and you need a licence to watch them. You can't say you never watch the BBC so you don't have to pay.
 
6 days ago  

Somaticasual: Carter Pewterschmidt: Somaticasual: Carter Pewterschmidt: Free healthcare paid for with taxes?

<sniffles> You.. You take that back!

<runs away sobbing, while carrying the american flag and drinking a monster energy>

That was below the belt. Sorry about that.

It's okay. You've still got Clarkson....


And you send Piers Morgan back. If you send James Corden back as well we'll get really pissed.
 
5 days ago  

Carter Pewterschmidt: ...UK... ...Ireland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan...


Places when regular television programming is infinitely superior to that is the USA?
 
5 days ago  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Somaticasual: See, Brits. This is what you end up with if you don't have a little dust-up about taxes every couple of hundred of years...

A bunch of really good TV channels with zero adverts? Free healthcare paid for with taxes?

Yeah, I'll stick with what we've got thanks....

/Also, there are quite a few countries with a TV licence. It isn't some bizarre UK thing. Ireland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan...


But could you make a few shows that have more than 6 episodes in a series?
 
5 days ago  
Please report this scam to the Better Business Bureau.

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5 days ago  
Just wait until the new broadcast DTV standard, ATSC 3, starts rolling out.  It includes support for encrypted subscription services which stations are drooling over to monetize.

You won't receive a cold call about paying, though.  You'll just receive a lock-out message when you pull the channel (or subchannel) up.
 
5 days ago  

jtown: Carter Pewterschmidt: Somaticasual: See, Brits. This is what you end up with if you don't have a little dust-up about taxes every couple of hundred of years...

A bunch of really good TV channels with zero adverts? Free healthcare paid for with taxes?

Yeah, I'll stick with what we've got thanks....

/Also, there are quite a few countries with a TV licence. It isn't some bizarre UK thing. Ireland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan...

But could you make a few shows that have more than 6 episodes in a series?


No. There better like that.
The Blood In The Wire. EPIC.
 
5 days ago  
Ahem.
 
5 days ago  

ukexpat: Ahem.


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5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Lochsteppe: Question for UK Farkers: if you only use your TV for streaming (like with a Roku) and DVD-watching, do you still have to pay for a TV licencsce?

No. It is for watching live broadcasts. If you stream a live broadcast then technically you'd need a licence, but watching downloaded on demand stuff then no. DVD watching also no.

There are lots of commercial UK channels with adverts and you need a licence to watch them. You can't say you never watch the BBC so you don't have to pay.


Not quite? You need a licence if you use BBC iplayer for streaming non-live shows, surely?
 
5 days ago  

Pert: Carter Pewterschmidt: Lochsteppe: Question for UK Farkers: if you only use your TV for streaming (like with a Roku) and DVD-watching, do you still have to pay for a TV licencsce?

No. It is for watching live broadcasts. If you stream a live broadcast then technically you'd need a licence, but watching downloaded on demand stuff then no. DVD watching also no.

There are lots of commercial UK channels with adverts and you need a licence to watch them. You can't say you never watch the BBC so you don't have to pay.

Not quite? You need a licence if you use BBC iplayer for streaming non-live shows, surely?


iPlayer yes. Other on demand services no. Watching a Youtube video doesn't need a licence, unless it is a Youtube live broadcast on something that is on a TV channel. So a Youtube live broadcast of ITV news needs a licence. A live broadcast on Yourtube of some guy filming an event wouldn't, because it isn't something that is on a TV channel.
 
5 days ago  
As far as I know, you need a license if you have equipment capable of receiving a TV signal.   Maybe it's changed.
 
5 days ago  
OK, I've checked the BBC website.

You need a license if...  you watch live TV, live on any online service, or iPlayer.

This applies to all devices.
 
5 days ago  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Pert: Carter Pewterschmidt: Lochsteppe: Question for UK Farkers: if you only use your TV for streaming (like with a Roku) and DVD-watching, do you still have to pay for a TV licencsce?

No. It is for watching live broadcasts. If you stream a live broadcast then technically you'd need a licence, but watching downloaded on demand stuff then no. DVD watching also no.

There are lots of commercial UK channels with adverts and you need a licence to watch them. You can't say you never watch the BBC so you don't have to pay.

Not quite? You need a licence if you use BBC iplayer for streaming non-live shows, surely?

iPlayer yes. Other on demand services no. Watching a Youtube video doesn't need a licence, unless it is a Youtube live broadcast on something that is on a TV channel. So a Youtube live broadcast of ITV news needs a licence. A live broadcast on Yourtube of some guy filming an event wouldn't, because it isn't something that is on a TV channel.


I have learned something today. I thought it only applied to viewing BBC programmes. Amazing.

/off to check licence
 
5 days ago  

EADGUK: As far as I know, you need a license if you have equipment capable of receiving a TV signal.   Maybe it's changed.


In France that is the law. Merely owning a TV means you have to pay. In the UK it is only if you watch live broadcasts. If you just watch DVDs or play video games you don't need a licence.

/Frankly it would be far easier to scrap the licence and all the admin and just pay for the BBC out of general taxation, but then the BBC could come under government pressure to run favourable news coverage, kill bad stories etc.
 
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