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Beware of vzwpix.com Messages Being Sent by Scammers

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Beware of vzwpix.com Messages Being Sent by Scammers

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Scammers are using vzwpix.com, Verizon's cellphone wireless networks multimedia messaging service, to send fraudulent messages like the one below to their potential victims. The messages state the recipients are winners in some so-called lotteries, or they were selected to have their vehicle wrapped with an advertisement in which they will be paid for. The scammers may send other fraudulent messages with the intention of scamming or robbing their potential victims.

What is vzwpix.com?

vzwpix.com, also called Verizon picture and video messaging, is a feature that allows you to take pictures or record 30-second videos on your device and send it to other compatible devices or email addresses. You can also add text to a video message before sending. You can receive picture & video messages not only on your mobile phone, also in your Verizon picture & video messaging email address, which is your mobile number.

Recipients of unsolicited text or email messages asking them to cash a check, keep some and send the rest to someone else, are asked not to do so because this is another trick used by scammers to deceive their potential victims into cashing a fake check, which the victims will have to pay for along with additional fees incurred by the bank for processing the check..

If you have received messages like the one below or something similar, please do not respond or follow the instructions in them. And, never send money in order to receive a lottery or promotion because this is how lottery scammers trick their victims into sending them money.

A Fraudulent vzwpix.com SMS Message Sent by Scammers

From: 9419578802@vzwpix.com

Attachment: IMG_20180604_124758075.jpg (756 KB)

Good morning,This is Mr Dave Stephen from SAMSUNG PAID TO DRIVE CONCEPT you applied for,how are you today?

A lot of Verizon's customers have reported receiving the above text messages or SMS. Please see the different messages that these customers have received by viewing the comments below.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 11:39 AM by info

    "Subject: 4087616396@vzwpix.com sent me two emails that are creepy. Both messages say no content, but I noticed there were attachments where I found messages, the first about evil..., the second simply says "please."

    Received via email.

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  • July 9, 2019 at 4:29 PM by an anonymous user from Brookhaven, New York, United States

    wifiblast is bullsh**t.

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  • July 5, 2019 at 7:24 PM by info

    I received this fake request from 5306055388@vzwpix.com

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  • June 19, 2019 at 9:14 PM by an anonymous user from Columbus, Ohio, United States

    Hi, I received an e-mail with "no subject" and no text, only 1 picture. I am scared to open it, I don't recognize anyone in that picture of a group of people and children at a park or something? Any suggestions?

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    • June 19, 2019 at 11:33 PM by info

      By the looks of it, you have already opened the email. But, ensure that you do open any attachment or click on any link in it.

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  • June 18, 2019 at 2:31 PM by info

    "From: 2059152144@vzwpix.com [mailto:2059152144@vzwpix.com]

    Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:44 AM

    Subject:"

    Received this scam.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 7:00 AM by an anonymous user from Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    I received my first one just yesterday. It looked suspicious. It read "Will call soon". Just ignore and block if you can.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 12:16 PM by an anonymous user from Kansas City, Kansas, United States

    I got one, a few days ago, from 9189020244@vzwpix.com

    It was a blank Email with a .txt file attached. All it said was "Hey".

    Though I seriously doubt this scam is malicious, I would advise that recipients of @vwzpix Emails should just delete them and move on.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 11:40 AM by info

    Received this scam:

    "Wells Login Suspended. Please restore your access!...

    Thu 5/23/2019 11:26 AM

    From: 9105201396@vtext.com

    Wells Login Suspended. Please restore your access! hxxp://bit.ly/2JZXisW"

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  • May 19, 2019 at 3:25 PM by an anonymous user from Linglestown, Pennsylvania, United States

    I got something like this. At first I did not know who this was. I thing he had the wrong E-mail because he said,"stop messaging me or I'll change my number" after that, I checked through every single email I had on my account and no emails to him.

    At first I thought my brother was messing around with my phone, but no. After reading this, I know know it was just spam. But the thing was it was entirely in my spam folder but oh well😓

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  • May 8, 2019 at 3:15 PM by an anonymous user from Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

    I just looked this site up. I opened a vzypix and it just said 'We are in the back room.' Scared me to death because we have a room here that we call 'the back room. '. Still nervous, what is this?

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  • May 7, 2019 at 5:57 AM by info

    Received this scam message:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: "5036794948@vzwpix.com" <5036794948@vzwpix.com>

    To: "5035509193@vzwpix.com" <5035509193@vzwpix.com>, "5038121418@vzwpix.com" <5038121418@vzwpix.com>, "5036218022@icmms1.sun5.lightsurf.net" <5036218022@icmms1.sun5.lightsurf.net>, "5416196560@vzwpix.com" <5416196560@vzwpix.com>, "courtney.kohon@yahoo.com" <courtney.kohon@yahoo.com>, "9712757617@icmms1.sun5.lightsurf.net" <9712757617@icmms1.sun5.lightsurf.net>, "5039914639@vzwpix.com" <5039914639@vzwpix.com>, "5415177885@vzwpix.com" <5415177885@vzwpix.com>

    Sent: Mon, May 6, 2019 at 9:09 AM

    Subject: Talking about Black Rock

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  • May 5, 2019 at 3:33 PM by info

    Got a scam from 5034210442@vzwpix.com

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  • April 24, 2019 at 10:29 AM by an anonymous user from New York, United States of America

    My son just called me - he is receiving 100s of emails from VZWPIX and they are my pictures from my phone. I did not initiate this. Help!

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    • April 24, 2019 at 12:36 PM by info

      Have a technical person look at your phone to ensure that a malware is not installed on it. Or, just simply backup your phone and wipe it clean or do a factory reset, that will remove anything malicious on it.

      If that does not work, then report the problem to your phone service provider.

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  • April 17, 2019 at 5:48 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: 7172788486@vzwpix.com

    Date: April 13, 2019 at 8:53:47 PM EDT"

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  • April 15, 2019 at 1:50 PM by an anonymous user from Elgin, Illinois, United States

    I received this e-mail from: 2397774194@vzwpix.com

    "Mon 4/15/2019 1:10 PM

    (No message text)"

    Is it safe to open?

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    • April 16, 2019 at 3:39 PM by an anonymous user from Louisville, Kentucky, United States

      The one I got was a meme.

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    • April 15, 2019 at 1:58 PM by info

      Not sure if it is safe or not because there is not enought information in it. But, I would delete it.

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  • April 11, 2019 at 11:59 AM by an anonymous user from Chicago, Illinois, United States

    7737472062

    7737322633

    7734699053

    All @vzwpics.com

    One just said “Nice”

    The others had no text, just text attachments

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  • April 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM by an anonymous user from Camden, New Jersey, United States

    Got a message from 8568428480@vzwpix.com. Looked suspicious so didn't open it.

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  • April 4, 2019 at 7:45 PM by an anonymous user from Los Angeles, California, United States

    So someone created a fake profile posing as my brother saying he got a government Grant and was asking if I had gotten mine? This was Facebook. My brother doesn't ever text the way an in the message... I immediately called him, he was not texting me. I unfriended, blocked all messages. But ever since I've been getting major issues with all my devices. Is my system network hacked? How do I know for sure?

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  • March 22, 2019 at 11:17 AM by info

    Received scam from 6159574015@vzwpix.com

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  • March 14, 2019 at 12:15 PM by an anonymous user from Los Angeles, California, United States

    Received via email from 6025013761@vzwpix.com:

    A linked text file labeled text_0.txt

    Didn't open, but I assume it's a scam

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  • March 3, 2019 at 1:11 AM by info

    Received fraudulent text from 404-844-7477:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: <4048447477@vzwpix.com>

    Date: Wed, Feb 27, 2019, 6:08 PM

    Subject:

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  • February 15, 2019 at 8:10 PM by an anonymous user from Kwai Chung, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

    I'm so surprise one facetime called my cell number several times then sent me email and ask me what his my name (but I don't know who he is).

    I didn't reply or responded to the call, but is it my number being hacked or scammed?

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    • February 16, 2019 at 5:44 AM by info

      No, your number is not being hacked. It appears someone is attempting to scam you. But, you did the right thing by not giving them your information.

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      • April 30, 2019 at 9:39 AM by an anonymous user from Chicago, Illinois, United States

        My son got 7 emails from 6308498305@vzwpix.com with a "text_0txt" file attached to it and they said:

        "hi", "where do you live", "how old are you", "what is your name", "are you a boy?" "are you a girl?", are you a kid or adult?"

        I have no clue on where it's from and it also said that 6308498305@vzwpix.com is 11 years old. What should I do?

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        • April 30, 2019 at 10:21 AM by info

          Tell your son never send his personal information when it is requested by unsolicited emails.

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  • February 10, 2019 at 8:58 AM by an anonymous user from Jacksonville, Florida, United States

    is there a hacker danger to opening the email from vwpix?

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    • February 10, 2019 at 10:01 AM by info

      No, but there is if you follow the instructions or click on the links in them.

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  • December 5, 2018 at 9:57 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "2392182766@vzwpix.com is a scam"

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  • December 2, 2018 at 9:29 PM by an anonymous user from Sandy City, Utah, United States

    I sent an email from my home PC to a friend and when he received it, it displayed the From Address as my Cell Number@vzwpix.com

    How did this happen and how can it be prevented?

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  • November 19, 2018 at 2:27 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "5167780037@vzwpix.com keeps sending emails to me.

    I don’t know that address he’s a scammer from what I read. Please help"

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  • November 12, 2018 at 9:28 PM by an anonymous user from Modesto, California, United States

    scammers taking advantage of Paradise Cano Fite victims... really pathetic and low.

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  • October 22, 2018 at 8:12 PM by an anonymous user from Kittanning, Pennsylvania, United States

    I am receiving emails from people I know with their phonenumber@vzwpix.com Is it because they sent an email from their phone? Or has their account been hacked?

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    • October 22, 2018 at 8:57 PM by info

      No, it seems the emails have been spoofed to appear as if they came from that email address. Search for Email Spoofing using the search button above.

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  • September 25, 2018 at 5:17 PM by an anonymous user from Tucson, Arizona, United States

    If a message alone, which I am sure I sent to the recipient, from my cell phone includes "vzwpix.com" appears on the receiving email address or phone number, does it indicate that my phone number &/or email address has been hacked? There was not a request for funds included in this message. I am not sure if this message was sent as a text or an email from my mobile phone.

    Thank you.

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    • September 25, 2018 at 5:21 PM by info

      No, it does not mean you hsve hacked because emails and text messages can be spoofed. That is, someone can make the messages appear as if they came from you.

      But, change your email password to be on the safe side.

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  • August 13, 2018 at 10:24 AM by an anonymous user from Payson, Arizona, United States

    This scam showed up in an email account I have just for family. It showed a phone number similar to family members'. I deleted and looked up the address to discover it is indeed a scam. Thanks for the information on this site.

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  • August 10, 2018 at 12:11 AM by an anonymous user from St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

    I got one with a text file that just said 'hi'

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  • July 24, 2018 at 9:47 AM by an anonymous user from Austin, Texas, United States

    Thanks for the heads-up. Received an e-mail today with no body, just a 28-byte simple text attachment named "text_01.txt" which contained "Can you call me when you get a chance?".

    It was from 714334xxxx@vzwpix.com. (I'm not showing the last four digits here in case the phone number is an intended victim of unwanted phone calls and not a scammer.)

    Since no one I know in that area code wold send such a mysterious message, I suspected a scam of some type and the report above seems to confirm it. Thanks again.

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    • July 25, 2018 at 12:04 PM by an anonymous user from Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

      I got pretty much the same yesterday but from a different phone number.

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  • July 8, 2018 at 4:13 PM by an anonymous user from Clovis, California, United States

    I was glad to see this web page to confirm my suspicion. Today I got a vzwpics email with a blank body, exept for a document labeled "text" that looked like an attachment to be opened.

    Since it was an unknown, I did not open the document, as I figured it could launch a virus. Thus aside from following the cautionary advisory on this site, I suggest don't let curiosity get you to open any attachments in unknown emails.

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