Door-to-door reps are promising amazing Home Internet deals. These scammers will pretend to help you apply to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), then ask you for a down payment or your credit card number.
No deposit. As part of these scams, consumers are asked to provide a deposit or a credit card number — an instant red flag. Don't be fooled, applying to the ACP program is 100% free. You will never have to provide a deposit or fee for services.
No waiting period. Scammers often insist that the ACP discount will not be applied immediately to your Home Internet bill. That’s another red flag: Once an ACP application is approved, your internet service provider cannot require a waiting period before applying the discount or charge the current market rate before applying the ACP discount.