Persons have reported receiving automated phone calls from the following phone number:
The fake website www.verizon51.com look exactly like the legitimate Verizon Wireless website: http://www.verizonwireless.com/.
Whatever you do, do not enter your Verizon Wireless sign in / login information, credit card, SSN or other information on the fake and malicious websites.
If you try to sign-in to these fake websites by entering your userID / cellphone number and password, it will be sent to the scammers behind the bogus websites. 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 the malicious websites, 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.
This scam is similar to the following: