Posted on 13th March, 2013 | No Comment
AT&T Wireless Billing Phishing SCAM
A very disturbing new phishing scam looks exactly like your monthly AT&T Wireless billing notification.
If you’re like many iPhone users, you receive a monthly notification that your wireless bill is ready to be viewed online.
What you may not notice is your next “reminder” is not at the usual time in your billing cycle and you may click on the link to log in and… KAFLOOEY! (that’s the technical term) – your identity is promptly tossed into the garbage disposal.
Watch out for these SCAMs.
Before you click on any link in an email, hover your mouse (DO NOT CLICK) over the link and observe the destination in the gray bar across the bottom of your browser or email client window to determine the destination. If it is really ATT.com, you’re OK. If not, DELETE it immediately.
The current crop of SCAMs look like this:
Subject: Your AT&T wireless bill is ready to view
Sender: AT&T Customer Care
(this is the correct address – but not the REAL address this crap is coming from)
REAL source: account firstname.lastname@example.org
(plus a lot of other spoofed addresses)
These come in a lot of “flavors” so I won’t bother to include the websites you’ll be redirected to. Just check before clicking or you’ll spend six months un-wrecking your credit.
Let’s all be careful out there!