Bogus Verizon Phishing Website www.vzw500.com
September 2, 2013
The phishing Verizon Wireless website: www.vzw500.com is a scam, designed to steal your Verizon user name and password. Verizon Wireless customers are receiving an automated phone recording message stating that they should go to website: www.vzw500.com, to get a discount on their next bill. Do not sign-in with your Verizon user name and password on this website, or else it will be stolen.
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The fake website: hxxp://www.vzw500.com looks exactly like the legitimate Verizon Wireless website: http://www.verizonwireless.com/.
Whatever you do, do not enter your Verizon Wireless sign in or login information on this malicious website.
If you try to sign-in to this fake website by entering your userID / cellphone number and password, it will be sent to the scammers behind this bogus 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 this malicious website:hxxp:// www.vzw500.com, 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 this promotion.
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