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Don’t be fooled by these so-called Video Streaming Channels

scam alertLooking for Cable TV Alternatives, but don’t want to get ripped off? If so you have come to the right spot.

When searching online, the first thing you will notice is that there are a ton of streaming services out there; and the first thing you need to know is that many of them are a waste of money, put your computer and personal information at risk, and/or are illegal.

Stream TV ScamsStay clear of  Scam sites trying to take advantage of CordCutters!!!!

Full List of Stream TV Scam Sites Below

If you don’t see what you are looking for, or you simply wannt to do the research yourself – Scamadviser.com is a great place to start.

Scam Sites

I. Free Internet Channel Sites (Digital TV for PC Scam)

There are hundreds of services out there such as this and they all offer pretty much the same thing: links to free online video broadcast channels that are readily available, searchable and categorized for easier navigation.

The problem with these types of sites is it is difficult to find anything to watch because most of your favorite shows will not be available, the video quality is normally bad, channels offered are worldwide so language becomes an issue, they are always trying to get you to download a player of some sort, and site navigating is tiresome.

I suggest using a site like this to find the very best channels that cater to your interests and then to simply bookmark the source sites.

  • Myeasytv – &#x2664.99;&#x2664.99; (2/5) – Free Internet Channel Site
  • ChannelChooser – &#x2664.99;&#x2664.99; (2/5) – Free Internet Channel Site
  • BeelineTV – &#x2664.99; (1/5) – Free Internet Channel Site
  • Jlgsolera – &#x2664.99; (1/5) – Free Internet Channel Site
  • wwitv- &#x2664.99; (1/5) – Free Internet Channel Site
  • ChooseAndWatch – &#x2664.99; (1/5) – Free Internet Channel Site
  • 2onlinetv – &#x2664.99; (1/5) – Free Internet Channel Site
  • Projectfreetv – &#x2664.99; (1/5) – Many report getting viruses from this site

Legal Alternatives: Thankfully, there are some ways you can stream TV channels safely and legally without cable. Some of my favorites include Sling TV (free 7-day trial), Hulu with Live TV (free trial), and fuboTV (free 7-day trial), to name a few. All of these carry the top live channels in the US you used to need cable to watch everything from live sports to news to entertainment.

II. Illegal Streaming Services and Devices

Are set-top TV boxes that stream content only available through subscription pay services, illegal?

In short, anyone accessing content from a pirate site is involving themselves in unlawful behavior and is often putting money into the hands of criminals.

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) is a trade organization set up to protect and represent the interests of its members’ intellectual property and works with authorities to fight piracy.

A FACT spokeswoman said customers should be aware of what they can and can’t use boxes for.

She said: “When it comes to set-top boxes which stream content, the bottom line is that certain programs and channels are only available through subscription pay services.”

“If a device provides access to that content without a valid subscription from the recognized provider, then anyone using that device needs to be aware that they are accessing that content unlawfully.”

“Our strong advice to the public is to steer clear of any service other than the recognized provider which appears to be offering access to these channels and programs at a discounted cost.”

Further evidence of the legality issues is how Comcast started issuing copyright infringement notices to Kodi users in October of 2015.

“Do you have Comcast Xfinity and use Kodi unofficial add-ons to stream movies and TV shows? Well you may soon see a copyright infringement alert pop up or receive an email warning you to stop. We have received word from readers that they are getting copyright infringement notifications but only use Kodi to stream content.” Read the full article at CordCutterNews.

04.03.17 “Kodi Box CRACKDOWN – THIS major retailer just BANNED all sales of ‘pirate’ streaming boxes

Is Kodi IllegalWant to learn more? Take a read of our recent post: “Is Using Kodi Illegal? What you Need to Know about the Kodi Crackdown

III. Scam Sites & Peer to Peer (P2P) Sharing Sites

We are working to build the most comprehensive list of Stream TV Scam Sites available. Please help us out by adding to the comments section, any Online TV Sites that you know to be fraudulent. Note, there are tons of scammy NFL sites. For legitimate offers, visit our guide for how to watch NFL online legally. The same goes with college football streaming.

  • best-tv-reviews.com
  • central-football.info
  • central-nfl.info
  • directsatellitepc.com
  • dtvforpc.net
  • easytvsoft.com
  • football-center.info
  • football-time.info
  • footballoncbs.info
  • free-football.tv
  • hdtv-on-your-pc.com
  • icpc.tv
  • isoftwaretv.comscam alert
  • johnq.com
  • live-basketballchannel.com
  • live-football-channel.tv
  • live-soccerchannel.com
  • livefootball-channels.com
  • livenfl.info
  • newpcontv.com
  • new-satellite-tvforpc.com
  • nfl-tv-reviews.com
  • nflhdsports.com
  • nflsqtv.com
  • nfldtv.com
  • nflfever.info
  • officialtvsports.com
  • oleolefootball.com
  • online-sports-360.com
  • onlinetv-to-pc.net
  • onlinetvpro.com
  • pcsatellitetvbox.com
  • pctvexpress.com
  • satellite–tv–reviews.blogspot.com
  • satellitedirect.tv
  • satellitepcbox.com
  • satellitesonline.ning.com
  • satellitetvonpc.com
  • satellitetvpc08.com
  • satellitetvpcmaster.com
  • satellitetvtopc.com
  • streamonlinemovies.com
  • top-etv.com
  • top-internettv.com
  • tv.ur-money-maker.com
  • tvbrowzer.com
  • tvensupc.net
  • tvforpc.net
  • tvonpc.net
  • tvonpcelite.net
  • watch-football-live.com
  • watch-net-tvtoday.com
  • watch-online-tvnow.com
  • watch-sports-online-now.com
  • watchfootballnow.com
  • ziggytv.com
  • stoppayingcablebills.com
  • officialtvstream.net | officialtvstream.com.es
  • accesstv.info
  • wtflive.tv
  • directv.to
  • nfltv.satellite-pctv.com
  • streamlive.to
  • indianapolis500live.com

Do you have any sites I can add to the list?

Read Scam Sites that Promise Digital TV for your PC to learn more about what to watch for.

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE ACTUAL LINKS IN THE COMMENT SECTION. WE DONT WANT TO GIVE ANY BACKLINKS TO POTENTIALLY HARMFUL SITES.

Regarding the Comments on this Page: Everyone reading this thread needs to understand that the same companies that build these android boxes in China, hire thousands of people via multi-tiered marketing programs – to promote their boxes via social channels. We live in a time where social commentary is for hire, and whoever is willing to pay for it, can flood any forum or comment section with fake opinions and fake reviews.

So take what you read in these comments (and everywhere for that matter) with a grain of salt, and just use common sense.

If you want to learn more about how media manipulation works, check out: Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

By Helen Back

Helen loves to help people rid themselves of the high costs of cable and satellite TV, through writing about simple cost effective alternatives to cable TV. Contact her at [email protected]

82 replies on “Live Streaming Scams: Full List of Shady Sites to Watch Out For”

Any knowledge of LiggityTV ??? Someone suggests it will avail sports channels w no blackouts.

I took a look and like with all these other sites that keep popping up – if it seems to good to be true – it is. Only US based known streaming companies should be used for video streaming. I would not give them any info and would definitely not download anything.

I don't know much about them. Quickly looking at their site I would be hesitant to give them any money. Anytime someone offers free tv and movies that you know are otherwise only available via paid options – you know there is something wrong. Either you're not going to get what you thought, or it will be illegally obtained and thereby short lived and probably in poor quality.

Can you provide direct links to sites that work? Simply trying to find something like ChooseAndWatch directs you to a porn site.

Here is what I think could be a scam. I paid a fee to Streamlive.TO of 44.97 for a Quarterly service for IStream. After 5 days it never worked. I called them for help and they told me the problem was with my Mac and not the Android MXIII I was using to stream. Everything worked fine except live TV (what I was paying them for). I had my IT Guy come over and clean out my Machine and check it for a virus. He said these guys were trying to sell me Muffler Bearings for my car. So after the machine is optimal I call back and they tell me the same thing. The cost to fix the virus in my machine would be $199.00 Who is to say in 90 Days I will not have another so called virus? Your thoughts?

Hate to say it, but yes that definitely sounds like a scam. Im sorry this happened to you. Thanks for calling this out! Hopefully someone else can use this page to avoid the headaches you’re dealing with. Going to add Streamlive to the list now.

I am very wary of any site that wants me to download software in order to watch their content. Typically this is a big red flag for malware. I for one would stay away.

Additionally when I look this site up on ScamAdvisor i got the following message: "Although this website appears to be based in European Union there are other countries involved and you should review this information carefully and decide if it is as you expect.Although being a new website, does not make it un-trustworthy, as with any new business you should be extra vigilant and do your own research before placing an order or making an investment.

This site is using an anonymous service – which prevents us from identifying the site owner. This can sometimes be just so that the owner does not receive spam, but be aware that many scam sites use this as a method to hide their identify. If this is an ecommerce site – we would suggest you confirm the business address with the website owners.

The website has been newly registered with a short life expectancy, which follows the pattern used by many fraudulent and fake selling websites. Please be vigilant and take extra care before providing any payment information."

Have not seen 123movies, comes up as (umovies.me). Does not ask for any information. Have streamed from this site from PC, my android phone and from my IPAD. I stream using both Apple TV and Chromecast. Excellent video and contains all the latest releases. Site is easy to use. Searching is quick. Not really a big issue, but on my Samsung Smart TV, seems like I always have to increase my volume a tad.

Anyone recommend a channel to watch Rugby Six Nations Tournament live in srteaming? First match is England vs. Wales Feb 6th at 8pm GMT

Sorry Chal I have not been able to find one for you. If you found a solution please let us know.

So sorry to hear this Megan. I would definitely consider canceling your bank account and reopening a new one – if you can't get them to stop billing you. But as a first step maybe your bank can block payment to certain companies. Please let me know what you find out.

dear gods, how do i stop them from accessing my bank account?
should i call my bank and tell them to put a hold on anything to do with movies?
mostly i am pissed at myself; i know better than to try to watch programs when running on two hours of sleep. it makes me stupid and more likely to fall for bullshit.

Have you heard of editalplace.com? They have a $4.95 for the first 3 days before deciding if you want to get the $45.00 for each year.

Thanks for reaching out. Not sure yet about FullTVstream yet.. It is only 35 Days old so its a bit early to tell. I definitely would not give any credit card information and we will just have to wait and see how things develop for these guys. If you asking for my best guess – that would be "looks fishy to me"

Hey there I was wondering if you have heard of fullTVstream.net I am not sure if they are a scam or not. They say free but ask for credit card! Hmmm

Hey Ed. Thanks for reaching out. Interesting site. First of all it has to be illegal, as many of those movies are still in the theater. So I suspect the site will be taken down soon, once the authorities catch up to them. Also worth noting is that the video qualify is very poor. My best guess is that they are trying to bate people into downloading their software – which supposedly gives you access to HD content. And beyond that, who knows. I can only imagine what would happen after you download their software… How long has this site been around? First I have heard of it.

What is your opinion on youtubeonfire.com? They have a ton of current movies and TV, but I just don't know what's in it for them.

ANYTIME – same name as Showtime Anytime but it isn't Showtime. Uses Paramount logo but isn't Paramount. Advertises and asks for credit card info but I can't find a website for it.

Sorry, but how is Rabbit TV a scam? It does exactly what it claims to do. It is an online content aggregator that provides links to all of the freely available content on the Internet. No, they do not take your personal information and sell it to third parties and no their USB device (which is no longer needed to purchase Rabbit TV) doesn’t give you viruses. All of that is simply misinformation by uninformed people. Maybe it’s time to take another look at Rabbit TV and tell us what you really think.

Hey Ronaldo – I think i have to agree with you on this one 100%. Rabbit TV was added to the list several years ago and I had not revisited the entry in a while. I’m going to remove it now. Thanks for pointing this out!!

With any and all sports I would first look to see if they air on major network channels like CBS, NBC, FOX etc.. Because if they do, you can get those matches for free in HD using an Indoor or Outdoor Antenna. If that does not work let me know and ill do a bit more research. Great question. Thanks for reaching out.

Hi Mairina – No I dont believe so. I have never heard of that happening. I would just remove any software they installed and mark it up as a lesson learned. Sorry this happened to you.

Which is the best option for Live Tennis streaming online? From online reviews, looks like 'officialTVstream' is no game for money; a fraud. Any other reliable websites?

Hi there I stupidly paid $29.95USD to officialtvstream.com.es and did not get any service. I now know that it is a scam and trying my best to get a refund – but I am scared of further damage. Do they have access to clean out my bank account (although there is not much in there). Please help – thank you

Question: are ilive and justin tv good streaming sites? So far, I've had no issues with either. However, in order to access ilive tv with no hiccups or issues while streaming through roku, it appears you need to pay for their monthly service. Which, to me, their prices are akin to paying for basic cable. Same with US TV Now, which I refuse to pay for because they offer 6 to 8 channels for almost 20 bucks a month. Just silly!

This is great, thanks for keeping people aware. As much as people want to save money by not pouring their hard earned funds down the cable toilet, we also don’t want to be taken advantage of. Thanks again.

Thaks Michelle – please help spread the word about this page. I want this to be the most complete list of tv streaming scam sites on the web.

omg, i just bought the official tv streaming site, i wasted almost 28 USD, i do wish i have seen this 10 mins ago:(
do anyone have suggestions to how to delete the plan or anything to help?

So sorry Sharon. I would just uninstall any software you installed and go through whatever steps you can to ask for your money back. After that, just do what you can to share this page with friends and family. The more people we can make aware of this situation, the better.

Dave Kennedy yea the sites owners are located in Poland, but the location of their servers are hidden so

Hey Rocky – Thanks for reaching out. Though I am stoked this site works well for you, I cant advise it for my readers. When I visited it, i was prompted by multiple pop up screens all wanting to download stuff on my computer. Big Red Flag.

I Got A Website that Workd Good Nice member Ship but They Only Show Boxing UFC WWE TNA PPVS in HD [link removed]

Thanks Deborah. I have added this one to the list of scam sites. So sorry you had to deal with that. Lets keep spreading the word about these types of services so our friends and family members dont become their next victim.

Don't go to this site, official tv stream. Had to cancel my card. Couldn't get hold of anyone on support number because it didn't exist. Kept going around in circles and wouldn't load anything and kept directing me to other sites it claimed to link directly into and be affiliated with, but was all a load of crap. It looked really good though beforehand, can't believe I feel for it!

Hey Adam – thanks for sharing. I have reviewed these sites in the past, and they ask for a cable provider to be specified. For my readers, and myself this is not an option. And when you access these sites without a cable subscription the episodes are very very limited. But, it is free, and if you find it useful, then that is awesome. Keep up the good fight! Please come back soon and let us know if you find any other video streaming sites that we should know about.

this appears to be a scam – Watch TV Stations Online – Free Internet TV stoppayingcablebills.com

digital tv on pc.exe is a scam and pretty sure put spyware on my computer and microsoft wants 119$ to fix my pc can I just delete the program will that get rid of the spyware?

Most likely not. I would suggest checking out Malwarebytes and CCleaner. I am not a tech expert by any means, but I understand that these two programs are really good at removing malware. Good luck!

The likelihood is that the malware is whats telling you you need to pay 119 bucks to fix it’s it’s unlikely to actually be from ms, a lot of these viruses and such are very good at masking themselves to look like something else.

I know people who have wasted time and money using some of these scams. Thank you for putting together such a comprehensive list of these things. The cool thing is that while there is no such thing as a free lunch there is such thing as netfilx and hulu plus 🙂

My pleasure. If I can help save you some time and/or money, it is well worth the effort..

The bigger issue is the dangers it saves you from. Identity theft is a huge business now for a lot of these criminal organizations.

Great call David!!! I am going to make mention of this fact right away.

Read the above comments. And YES these have been tested. You’ve been warned!

You can add Digital TV on PC. Unless that is not a scam site. I would like to know before I proceed to pay for the site.

Sounds iffy to me. Most of the sites that use the term “digital tv on pc” turn out to be scams. And to be clear i dont mean that they will take your money and provide nothing in return. I mean that they will take your money and provide you with access to a bunch of content that is already free on the internet. You should check out “Online TV Channels” to learn more about my suggested video streaming sites: https://www.killthecablebill.com/tv-channels/

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