Saturday, April 25, 2015

Scam alert! Someone is emailing bogus AT&T bills

Scam alert! Someone is emailing bogus AT&T bills

 

Look out! Someone is circulating fraudulent online bills, saying customers owe AT&T money for Internet access when they don’t.

We found one in our email inbox this morning. It says we owe $741.21 for Internet access. That would be a stretch, since we don’t use AT&T for anything.

We called 1-800-331-0500 and talked with Marcia Ginn, a customer service representative in Tulsa, Okla. She checked AT&T's records; there is no account under our name or social security number.

This bill is a scam. Since it is using electronic mail, it may qualify as mail fraud under federal crime statutes.

AT&T is aware of the problem, and has received other indications late in July that someone posing as AT&T is scamming computer users.

If you receive one of these bills and think it is fraudulent, call 1-800-331-0500. Then email a copy of the bogus bill to abuse@att.net. You will receive a confirmation that AT&T’s security department is on the case.

 

 

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