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JOHNWBROCKSR777 SparkPoints: (127,774)
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10/25/13 6:05 A

Thanks

LARRYBARTER Posts: 30
10/25/13 3:10 A

BLUEHERON2C,
This comes to your cell phone as a call from Verizon Wireless. It even says "VERIZON WIRELESS" on your caller ID! It is NOT a text message. This scammer seems to be very sophisticated.


Larry Barter

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (239,685)
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10/24/13 11:51 P

Thanks, I'll spread the word to my friends.

LARRYBARTER Posts: 30
10/24/13 4:35 P

WRFTAZ,

Thanks for spreading the word!


Larry Barter

WRFTAZ SparkPoints: (12,362)
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10/24/13 2:10 P

Thanks, I will tell all of my friends on Verizon

LARRYBARTER Posts: 30
10/24/13 7:58 A

MCCC75,

Once again; This comes to you as a cell call from Verizon. It is NOT a text message.

Larry Barter

MCCC75 SparkPoints: (25,022)
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10/23/13 7:23 P

Thanks....I have had some other junk texts and I always report them to Verizon.

LARRYBARTER Posts: 30
10/23/13 7:19 P

BLUEHERON2C,
This comes to you as a cell call with your Caller ID reading "VERIZON WIRELESS" This scammer is very sophisticated!

SUPERPSYCHED30 Posts: 175
10/22/13 8:16 P

Thanks for the info

LARRYBARTER Posts: 30
10/22/13 7:34 P

Y'all are most welcome for the information. I am certain you too would do the same had others been in a similar situation!



Edited by: LARRYBARTER at: 10/25/2013 (03:05)
MIZKAREN SparkPoints: (215,221)
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10/22/13 9:06 A

thanks I never respond to that stuff.

DEANNA0725 SparkPoints: (22,611)
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10/22/13 7:53 A

Thanks for the information!

TLEA53 Posts: 3,869
10/22/13 6:57 A

Thanks, good to stay aware of these things

BLUEHERON2C Posts: 2,403
10/22/13 6:40 A

I blocked text messaging from the start. I despise it!

JBALDWIN29 SparkPoints: (64,980)
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10/21/13 6:41 P

Thanks for the heads up.

LEC358 SparkPoints: (9,737)
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10/21/13 3:49 P

If I can't figure out where a text/email comes from, the address gets blocked immediately. I've gotten those types of texts on other services too so any unknown sender needs to be treated with extreme suspicion.

SUSAN727 Posts: 1,357
10/21/13 2:41 P

I have Verizon and wouldn't respond to those things. Sorry that happened!

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,855
10/21/13 2:20 P

Thanks for the heads up we have verizon, sorry it happened to you!

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
10/21/13 2:03 P

I'm with Firecom. Whether by email or text, never respond to this kind of thing.

Stay safe.

FIRECOM SparkPoints: (107,673)
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10/21/13 11:27 A

Great heads up. I NEVER respond to these kind of emails. My rule of thumb, it there is any sense whatsoever that it is not real, DO NOTHING BUT DUMP THE MAIL. Even if you reply to remove you from their system, they have your data that you are alive and awake. You will see an immediate increase in mail from weird sources. Gotta love that DELETE key.

BABYGIRL5151999 Posts: 68
10/21/13 11:19 A

Thanks! We have Verizon but none of us have gotten this call

LARRYBARTER Posts: 30
10/19/13 10:45 A

There is an automated message being sent to Verizon Cell Subscribers telling them that you've won either $307.00 or $334.00 and to go to a "vzw.com" site with the 3 numbers of your "prize" included in the address.

THIS IS A HACKER SCAM!!

If you go to the web address you're told to, hackers will have immediate and full access to your account! This means they can go as far as to purchase and connect a phone to your account on your credit card you used to open the account and make international calls, download apps and whatever else they feel like doing! All of this without you knowing it until your next month's bill arrives.

I have had this done to both lines on my Verizon account. And, I have also verified this scam with a Verizon representative over the phone.

DO NOT FALL PREY TO THIS SCAM! If you receive one of these pre-recorded messages, contact the BBB right away! Verizon has no plans on emailing or calling their customer base to warn them about what could be a very costly scam. This information was given to me this very morning by one of their tech reps!

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