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Scam text allegedly from Verizon?

ebedgert
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I'm pretty sure this is a scam, but just checking.  I got a text from a 443 area code phone number that said:

 

VERIZON WIRELESS MSG::

This is your authentication code to confirm your request to ADD A LINE to your account.  (gives an 8-digit number)  No one should call you for this code.  If you didn't request this code we recommend calling My Verizon Support center at 1-865-XXX-XXXX IMMEDIATELY to stop any charges on your account.  Thank you

 

Obviously I'm not calling the phone number, but was just wondering if this was a new scam or where I should report it.

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Re: Scam text allegedly from Verizon?

tikibar1
Sr. Leader

See # 10 at  How to Report Spam Text

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Re: Scam text allegedly from Verizon?

Scam still cotinues- I've received the same text message. I blocked number. I really wanted to call the number just to annoy them but it makes my number viewable to that world and I already get enough calls from the scam creeps.

 

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Re: Scam text allegedly from Verizon?

Community Manager
Community Manager

I too would be concerned if I was receiving a similar text message about an authentication code and to call a number, always-somethin. This is certainly a phishing text message, and I appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We want to help prevent these scams and help make them stop. You can always forward these text messages to SPAM (7726) so that we can investigate these messages.

To clarify, you did not call the number provided nor provide them with any details, correct?
If so, here's how you can help protect your Verizon account. Change your My Verizon password here:http://spr.ly/66061EPzn Reset your billing PIN here: http://spr.ly/66071EPzX

You can also find some helpful tips to help protect yourself from fraud here: http://spr.ly/66081EPzk

JosephE_VZW

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