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Beware of "AT&T Incoming Message On Hold" Phishing Scams

2017-07-13T17:18:04 -  +
Beware of "AT&T Incoming Message On Hold" Phishing Scams

The email message below, which claims that a request to delete the recipients' AT&T email box permanently has been received, is a phishing scam being used to target AT&T customers. The phishing email message also claims that if the recipients do not reconfirm their accounts they will be permanently deleted. But, the email message is a fake being sent by cyber criminals to trick AT&T customers into clicking on the link in it. The link in the email message goes to a fake AT&T website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their AT&T credentials, the information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

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The "AT&T Incoming Message On Hold" Phishing Scam

From: AT&T <u5419142@anu.edu.au>

Date: July 13, 2017 at 4:19:15 PM EDT

Subject: Incoming Message On Hold

AT&T! Mail

Dear,

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

your details).

2. Click Here to discontinue using our

service.

Yours Sincerely,

AT&T! Support

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.

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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2018 at 12:17 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Email Service [mailto:stiffin@toctulsa.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:13 PM
    Subject: Incoming Mail

    at&t logo

    Dear User,

    Your incoming mails will be hold due to in activity log in verification kindly CLICK HERE to get your account running to receive the messages that are pending on Hold.

    Thanks for using AT&T! Mails.

    at&t! account team
    Copyright © 2018"

    delete


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