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    Scam Alert - How to report to Verizon?

    gas-squirrel

      Two of my lines on my Verizon Wireless contract have gotten calls from (800)000-0000.

      The first one to the first line voicemail stated to login to vzw250.com to claim my $250 rebate from Verizon Wireless (was a robocall at that).

      Second one about 2 days later to another line, stating login to vzw315.com to claim my $315 rebate from Verizon Wireless (robocall and voicemail).

       

      Checked the domain tonight:

       

      vzw315.com is registered to:

      Domain Name.......... vzw315.com

        Creation Date........ 2013-07-20

        Registration Date.... 2013-07-20

        Expiry Date.......... 2014-07-20

        Tracking Number...... 1816259397_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN

        Organisation Name.... Ramy Mahmoud

        Organisation Address. PO Box 61359

        Organisation Address.

        Organisation Address.

        Organisation Address. Sunnyvale

        Organisation Address. 94088

        Organisation Address. CA

        Organisation Address. US

       

      Admin Name........... Admin PrivateRegContact

        Admin Address........ PO Box 61359

        Admin Address........ registered post accepted only

        Admin Address........

        Admin Address. Sunnyvale

        Admin Address........ 94088

        Admin Address........ CA

        Admin Address........ US

        Admin Email..........

        Admin Phone.......... +1.5105952002

        Admin Fax............

       

      Tech Name............ TECH PrivateRegContact

        Tech Address......... PO Box 61359

        Tech Address......... registered post accepted only

        Tech Address.........

        Tech Address......... Sunnyvale

        Tech Address......... 94088

        Tech Address......... CA

        Tech Address......... US

        Tech Email...........

        Tech Phone........... +1.5105952002

        Tech Fax.............

        Name Server.......... yns1.yahoo.com

        Name Server.......... yns2.yahoo.com

       

      Now, in digging into the browser source of the webpage being served at this vzw315.com domain, it all appears authentic, other than lack of SSL.  Looking further, the login form is posting to the following server: hxxp://zulu956.startdedicated.com - which is at an IP in Germany.  The startdedicated.com domain is registered to a company in St. Louis, MO, but is contact information to the same company holding the IP in Germany.

       

      I need to know how to report all this directly to Verizon.  Additionally, I need to know how this group managed to connect my phone number with being a Verizon account (not to mention the other line on my contract).  That is more than coincidence that two of my three lines have been approached by the same scammer.  And it is a well performed scam so far.  I want to see this group prosecuted.  As well organized as this is so far, there could be thousands of VZW customers who are caught in this scam.  Further information (such as traceroutes and other forensics available upon request from a VZW representative.