Serious Accusations Against Sling TV Are Surfacing on Social Media

Written by Bill Toulas
Last updated September 25, 2021

To our surprise, we are seeing an increasing number of independent reports that accuse Sling TV of scamming people and trying to essentially steal money from them. While we can’t confirm that this is indeed the truth, the sheer number of reports that come from numerous channels have created an atmosphere that has a tangible impact on Sling TV’s growth, which remains stagnated for months now. According to the reports, Sling TV urges people to sign up for a free trial, and then denies to give them their subscription payment back once they cancel before the trial period ends.

Instead, Sling TV is reportedly charging the “trial” users for the new month ahead and rejects to cancel their services. This unethical approach is taking advantage of a trusty model that has been established by Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, but the key difference is that they are not delivering the promise to give the people’s money back. With so many people having stepped on this trap, there are Reddit discussions devoted on what to do in order to get your money back, and the most reliable way seems to be to dispute the charge with your bank.

Sling TV has not responded to the serious cash-grabbing accusations that practically degrade them to the common scammers level. Right now, Sling TV counts 2.4 million subscribers, but their growth has hit a wall, and there’s no way for them to keep up with the staggering competition of the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon TV, DirectTV Now, and soon Disney Plus. Could this mean that they are just grabbing whatever they can before they wave the white flag? We trust that this is just a problem with Sling TV’s internal subscription management systems failing to operate as expected, but we can’t rule out the possibility of all this happening on purpose.

If you have canceled your Sling TV free trial subscription and received an email that confirms it, check your account and locate the refund. If there isn’t one, report the charge as a fraudulent transaction to your bank and try to contact a Sling TV customer service representative on their social media channels. Charging you a new month is unlawful as it goes against the accepted user service agreement, so you may even sue them if you’re in the mood.

Have you had an adverse experience with Sling TV? Can you share any details about it? Feel free to do so in the comments down below, or on our socials, on Facebook and Twitter.

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