The "AT&T Incoming Message On Hold" Phishing Scam
From: AT&T <email@example.com>
Date: July 13, 2017 at 4:19:15 PM EDT
Subject: Incoming Message On Hold
We recently received a request from you to delete your email box permanently. Please reconfirm your request by choosing either of the two options below but please note that if you fail to click on option 1 we have no other choice than to delete your email box.
1. Click Here to continue using our service (log in
2. Click Here to discontinue using our
Automatic Response : Do-Not-Reply
Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen AT&T credentials, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why AT&T customers should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://www.att.com/ and sign into their email accounts from there. If there is someone that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.
AT&T customers who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to contact AT&T for help.