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AT&T Wireless Billing Phishing SCAM

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 birchingy9@hemc.net
(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!

Name of author

Name: Wizard

Short Bio: The Computer Wizard (TCW). TCW was founded by Warren P. Harris in 1994 to service and repair computers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Relocating the business to Plano, Texas in 1999, TCW continued to flourish when an unfortunate loss of data for a wedding Mr. Harris photographed, caused him to research data recovery options. Realizing he would have to either pay someone to recover the photos or find out how to do it himself, the rest, as they say "is history". Approached by a friend who was a Private Investigator in 2006, Mr. Harris studied for his Investigator's license and began honing his skills in Computer Forensics. The company was renamed DFW Computer Integration in 2015.

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