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Verizon Wireless Text Message Scam - "Account Under Review" Sent By Scammers

Verizon Wireless Text Message Scam - Account Under Review Sent By Scammers

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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.

The Fraudulent Text or SMS Message

Fwd: ([9097324165] 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.

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • November 25, 2019 at 4:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Palm Coast, Florida, United States

    RECEIVED 3 TEXT MESSAGES FROM DCB_ASSOCIATION:Y3890k... EACH ONE HAD DIFFERENT CODING. I GOOGLED IT AND BEST I COULD FIGURE OUT WAS THAT DCB is Direct Carrier Billing and it originated from Google Play store.

    I did just get a new Samsung phone and have been setting it up. I havent answered and of these texts/ Just checking to be sure this is legitimate. Ive been with Verizon for nearly 20 years and when I have purchased music or ring tones, it has always been billed on my account and I never received any mystery messages to authenticate this.

    Thank you

    Mary Ann Z.

  • June 16, 2017 at 8:25 PM by an anonymous user from: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    New variant of scam. Got text message "Automated message from Verizon Wireless. Code: Online Account Locked. Please visit www.verizonwireless.com-xxxyyyzzzz-reactivate.thewail.online/". The xxxyyyzzz is the cell phone number...

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