Beware of MyBonus130.com - A Verizon Automated Phone Call Phishing Website
February 8, 2014
June 5, 2013
Verizon Wireless customers are receiving an automated phone recording message stating that they should go to the website: MyBonus130.com, to get $130 off their next bill. This is a scam and the website MyBonus130.com is a fake created by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims' Verizon user names and passwords.
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Persons have received these bogus Verizon automated phone calls from the list of telephone numbers below:
The fake website: hxxp://MyBonus130.com looks exactly like the legitimate Verizon Wireless website: http://www.verizonwireless.com/, and may take you to the phishing website: mybonus130.no-ip.biz. Therefore, whatever you do, do not enter your Verizon Wireless sign in or login information on thevmalicious 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 malicious website. With your sign-in information, these people 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 thevmalicious website (hxxp://MyBonus130.com), please change your password. How can I change my password for My Verizon?
To 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 this promotion.
Verizon has already been contacted about these phone calls and the phishing website MyBonus130.com.
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