24 Aug [Scam Alert] AT&T Free Message Scam
Did you receive text messages from AT&T that instruct you to claim “surcharged reimbursement” via a link attached? Don’t fall for it. It’s a scam!
The link included in the fake text messages is a phishing link, leading you to a phishing page where scammers prompt you to enter personal information like banking details or credit card numbers. Scammers can record all these sensitive credentials and use them for further cybercrime; they can take control over your bank account, transfer your money away, or use your identity for identity thefts. In a worse case, malware will start to download once you click on the link!
AT&T Free Msg: Jazmyn, we accidentally overcharged your account last month. Kindly your compensation here: k3h fn[.]info/
AT&T Free Msg: Madeline, we accidentally overcharged your account last month. Kindly your reimbursement here: k2hvz.info/DB2J5X7XoR
How to protect yourself?
- Double-check the sender’s mobile number/email address.
- Reach out to the AT&T’s official customer support directly for help if you think there are issues with your account.
- Messages instructing you to get paid via links are suspicious. NEVER click links or attachments from unknown sources. Use Trend Micro Check to detect scams with ease!
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Send a link or a screenshot of suspicious text messages to Trend Micro Check on WhatsApp for immediate scam detection:
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