Verizon Cautions about Fresh Phishing Campaign
An esteemed Telecom company, Verizon lately alerted its clients to one fresh phishing e-mail campaign, which's rapidly proliferating online, while hitting their inboxes, published Wirelessandmobilenews.com in news dated April 3, 2012.
Posing as a message from Verizon, the fake electronic mail tells the recipient that his latest bill pertaining to his account, currently, can be obtained on the Net within My Verizon. The total amount the user is apparently due for paying is shown in the e-mail as $946.14.
However, according to the e-mail, any payment the user met and/or any balancing done on his books following the generation of his bill won't get indicated within the aforementioned sum.
Subsequently, following the above written content, the bogus e-mail displays a web-link.
But on clicking it, a potentially downloadable malware is let on the user's computer alternatively a connection is made leading onto a website, which steals personal information off the user. The State Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said this in a release dated March 30, 2012.
Dismissing as well as distancing from this new fraudulent e-mail, Verizon Wireless observes through the official Internet site it maintains that it doesn't ever dispatch e-mail notifications requesting subscribers to provide their payment information, passwords and usernames associated with their accounts.
The company outlines a few overall security suggestions regarding scam e-mails such as not following web-links within unsolicited e-mails, or not answering the e-mails even.
Further, fake electronic mails frequently make recipients falsely feel that the message is urgent. They may warn about a danger lurking over the users' accounts incase action isn't taken instantly.
Thus, in general, whenever a user wants to know more regarding his account, he must solely get in touch with the company via its URL address or telephone number mentioned within the last bill. And if he wishes to access his account online, he must manually enter the URL straight inside the Web-browser.
Meanwhile, if any subscriber has got this scam e-mail then according to Verizon he should send the message to firstname.lastname@example.org otherwise dial the helpline of Customer Service delineated on the authorized website.
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