The fake "AT&T Mail Version is out of Date and has Expired" email message below, which claims recipients' AT&T Mail version is outdated and has expired, is a phishing scam being used to target AT&T customers. The phishing email message, which also claims that if the recipients do not update their information, their accounts will be permanently closed, is 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.
The "AT&T Mail Version is out of Date and has Expired" Phishing Scam
Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 4:44 PM
From: AT&T <email@example.com>
An update was made to your Mail account
Your AT&T mail version is out of date and has expired. You are advised to verify your account below and activate the new mail version to avoid disconnection.
Failure to upgrade to the newest AT&T mail version within 24-hours will result to permanent account closure. According to provision of our Terms and Conditions, AT&T may at anytime terminate its service for accounts.
Please Visit Its Help-Desk Here to verify your mailbox.
AT&T-Yahoo! Customer Care
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.