Beware of Verizon Wireless Text Message Scam - "Account Under Review" Sent By Scammers
April 20, 2016
The text message below, which claims that the recipients’ Verizon Wireless accounts are under review, is a phishing or text message scam sent by scammers. The fraudulent text or SMS message contains a link that goes to a fake Verizon Wireless website that was created by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims’ Verizon accounts information, such as username, password, PIN, SSN, credit card and personal information.
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The Fraudulent Text or SMS Message
Fwd: ( Very important message from VeriznWireless account under review.) Visit- wwv2.veriznwireless.com. securepbgfqricf.confirm32.net/ for reviewcafiylkqu
The link: “wwv2.veriznwireless.com. securepbgfqricf.confirm32.net,” in the fake message, goes to a phishing website created by cybercriminals to steal online users' account credentials, financial and personal information. Therefore, recipients of the fake email message are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it.
To help protect against phishing scams, it is best not to click on a link in an email message, text or SMS message, chat message or any other form of communication, to sign into online accounts. This is because scammers or cybercriminals can disguise malicious or phishing links to look like legitimate ones. Therefore, it is recommended that online users go directly to their service providers’ websites and sign into their accounts from there instead. And, if there is something wrong with their accounts or they need to view a message, all of that will be shown to them after signing in.
Verizon Wireless customers are asked to always go to Verizon Wireless’s website using the link below, to sign into their accounts:
Verizon Wireless customers who have already been tricked by the fraudulent text message, should contact Verizon for help immediately, before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by scammers or cybercriminals.
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