The “Cable Service” email comes in many varieties. The hook used in the email urges you to compare cable rates to obtain the best deal. With cable rates as high as they are, this hook can be very attractive. The problem is, the email is nothing more than a scam.
Here’s just one example.
In today’s email, I received an offer to learn “Breaking news on how you could save on Internet and cable bundles.” The sender’s address showed as “Cable Service”—as did the other eleven Cable Service emails I’ve received over the past couple of weeks. The specific address was “firstname.lastname@example.org.” That email address provides another clue into the “legitimacy” of this email.
A review of my recent junk mail showed that I had a number of other recent emails from the same domain, including emails for debt consolidation, replacement windows, online doctorate, New Mexico vacations, and more. Also, the reputation for “extremelyhealth.com” on Web of Trust is poor, with raters citing spam as the most serious problem. At this time, the domain has been blacklisted, but does not appear that it is being used to deliver malware, but other domains using this same email scam could be. So, junk those Cable Service emails. They’re spam, pure and simple.
If your concern is how to find better cable rates, start by visiting the websites of your local cable providers. Which company provides cable service to your location is determined strictly by geography, so the first step is to see if you even have choices other than your current company. Also, if you do sign up for “special pricing” with your cable provider, that pricing will only last for a specific period of time. You must continually pay attention to offers your provider is making to get the best deal.