Phishing Attacks On Telecommunication Customers Resulting In Account
The Internet Crime Complaint Center has received numerous reports of
phishing attacks targeting various telecommunication companies' customers.
Individuals receive automated telephone calls that claim to be from the
victim's telecommunication carrier. Victims are directed to a phishing site
to receive a credit, discount, or prize ranging from $300 to $500.
The phishing site is a replica of one of the telecommunication carrier's
sites and requests the victims' log-in credentials and the last four digits
of their Social Security numbers. Once victims enter their information, they
are redirected to the telecommunication carrierís actual website. The
subject then makes changes to the customer's account.
The IC3 urges the public to be cautious of unsolicited telephone calls,
e-mails and text messages, especially those promising some type of
compensation for supplying account information. If you receive such an
offer, verify it with the business associated with your account before
supplying any information. Use the information supplied on your account
statement to contact the business.
If you have fallen victim to this scam, immediately notify your
telecommunication carrier and file a complaint with the IC3,