Text Scam - "Dear User,Your Verizon Mobile is Suspended Until Verification"
Oct 20, 2015
If you have received the text message below, claiming that you should verify your Verizon account at the fraudulent website: 'www.verify.secure-finland.us', please not because it is a scam. The message was sent by cyber-criminals whose intentions are to steal your Verizon Userid and password, which they will use to gain access to your account.
Please continue reading below.
The Fraudulent Verizon Text Message
Dear User,Your Verizon Mobile is suspended until verification is done at:
Whatever you do, do not enter your Verizon Wireless sign in or login information on the fake and malicious website.
If you try to sign-in to the fake website by entering your userID / cellphone number and password, it will be sent to the scammers behind the bogus website. With your sign-in information, these scammers will be able to gain access to your account.
With access to your account, they may deactivate your device, add their own and rack up international calls and internet usage. They may also steal your identity.
If you were tricked into entering your sign-in information on the malicious website, please change your password.
How can I change my password for My Verizon?
You can change your password online:
If you are unable to change your password, please contact Verizon by telephone at 1-800-VERIZON.
Scammers will be creating more bogus websites and phone recordings to lure persons into their traps. If you receive any e-mails, text messages, or phone calls claiming that you have won something and that you need to go to a particular website in order to claim your prize, please contact Verizon at 1-800-VERIZON to verify the promotion.
Remember to leave your question or comment, and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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