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New alarming texting scam: scammers pose as Verizon Wireless, ask for personal information
Posted: 2:15 PM, Feb 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-13 14:15:21-05
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(WKBW) — Police are issuing a warning about a sophisticated scam that sends out texts that look like they're from Verizon Wireless.
According to Howtogeek.com, a scammer texts people with an "account security" message. The message takes you to a site that looks like Verizon's website.
Chris Hoffman, the Editor in Chief of How-To Geek, says the staff over at the website opened the link. The fake website then asks for a My Verizon phone number, a user ID, and a password.
The Town of Tonawanda Police Department posted information about the phishing scam on its Facebook Page.
How-To-Geek recommends you block the number from the sender and delete the message.
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