Beware of this AT&T dummy text scam


It is not uncommon for many of us to have scam attempts all the time, it is generally everyday for me.

Many attempts come in the form of automated calls, usually with a synthetic voice. I’ve heard everything from them saying I have unpaid tickets, need to go to court, or it’s the IRS or some other entity claiming I’m in trouble. Sometimes it’s about a real person and, at least to me, they’re usually not very convincing. The other way they come almost everyday for me too is by email. Recently I wrote about a bogus Netflix scam, which came in the form of an email you can read HERE.

Text scam – Photo credit: Joe Danger

The other day I got a text saying it was from my current cell phone provider, AT&T. The message, screenshot and posted above clearly contains typos, which of course is the first red flag. You’ll also notice that the link listed doesn’t even contain any form of AT&T, another indicator. Also, in all my years of owning a mobile phone, I have never had an operator offering refunds this way, nor any way to overpay. When this happens, it is still credited to my account for the next month.

So obviously the text was bogus. Just another one to watch out for, especially since the incentive to collect money can lead to links being clicked quickly.

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