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Thu, Feb 4, 2021 5:40 PM

Scam: "AT&T Free Msg: You came in ... in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES"

I received a text that says "AT&T Free Msg: Makenzie! You came in 2nd in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here : (website link), or show this code at AT&T story (code)"

I do not live in Connecticut so I assume this is a scam but just to be sure.

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1.1K Messages

10 m ago

All,

As noted, by @Constructive, @skeeterintexas, @OttoPylot and others, this is a known scam. Do not click on any links in this text.  You can find specific details on our CyberAware site.

If you would like to report this texting scam, you can:

  • Alert AT&T by forwarding the suspicious text to 7726 on your device. Messages forwarded to 7726 are free. They don't count toward your text plan. If you're not able to view the number, forward us the entire message to abuse@att.net.
  • Forward a suspicious text message to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at reportphishing@apwg.org or report it to the FTC.
  • Go to Federal Trade Commission or IdentityTheft.gov to learn more.

For more information and resources on how to protect your accounts, your devices, your information and yourself, visit our Spam Text and Email page.

Hope this helps,

The AT&T Community Team

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OttoPylot

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16K Messages

10 m ago

Scam.

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4 y ago

I just received this message and had not requested it. Any idea why? 

 

"att.net free message: Please use this 4-digit code to complete your mobile validation: XXXX. This is a single use code."

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Unsolicited verification code received

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2 Messages

We got the same message yesterday. Shortly after we got a message confirming a coinbase transaction we did not request. We do not use coinbase or any crypto currency. I called att and the rep said he had just heard from another rep of a similar thing happening, but he couldn't give me more details

New Member

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6 Messages

2 y ago

we accidentally overcharged your phone bills past 4 months. Please accept our apology and this iPhone 11 as a compensation a5ev.info/UdjciT6wtU

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sandblaster

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54.5K Messages

I presume that was a text? Yes, that’s a scam. Hopefully you didn’t click that link.

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yes it was a text and I did not click on the link. Just wanted to alert all users.

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In addition to what @sandblaster wrote, please forward the text to 7726 (SPAM).

It will help our teams address this.

ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist

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text has Ben sent. Tank you

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I received the same text message from (858) 923-6534

Screen shot attached.

New Member

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2 Messages

10 m ago

I just got this same scam text (2/4/2021)  watch out for it and do not get tricked.

New Member

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10 m ago

I received a text message that said this —-

AT&T : You came 3rd in the Connecticut AT&T CONTEST! Claim your iPad Pro here: q7fmv.info/KqTzD2BVRb, or show this code at AT&T store 1z39742

It came from this number 1-469-346-1659. 
any truth in this? 

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sandblaster

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No. It’s a scam.

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I just posted the same message. I couldn’t sew your message until I signed up for this form. I want to know how to block these types of text messages 

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10 m ago

I just received a text message from AT&T (dated: 2/4/21)

*Stating:

"You have AT&T Free Msg: David! You came 1st in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim the prize here: xxxxxxxxxxx, or show this code at AT&T store xxxxxx

*I DONT LIVE in Connecticut,  

Also, I DID NOT ENTER ANY SWEEPSTAKES CONTEST.

*Beware of this SCAM!!

New Member

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2 Messages

10 m ago

I just got a similar text, but I came in 3rd. LOL! I don't live in CT either. These phishers are really trying to catch some phish. Haha

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10 m ago

I just got a similar text. Deleted same.

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4 Messages

10 m ago

this popped up on my phone. Didn’t open link. Is this a scam?


AT&T : Stephanie! You came 3rd in the Connecticut AT&T REWARDS! Claim your iPad Pro here: q7fmv.info/KqTzD2sCSF, or show this code at AT&T store 1z82876

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled iPad giveaway?
dwill05

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It’s a scam.  Don’t click on the links.

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1 Message

10 m ago

Got the same one as well. I won an iPAD PRO! Fantastic.

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1 Message

10 m ago

@Sirerik

Let us know if you actually receive it. 

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10 m ago

I just got this and figured it was a scam.    AT&T : Aderir de Paulo! You came 1st in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here: q8fmk.info/alj5nn8VWS, or show this code at AT&T store 1z49772.    

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4 Messages

10 m ago

I just got this scam text.    AT&T : Aderir de Paulo! You came 1st in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here: q8fmk.info/alj5nn8VWS, or show this code at AT&T store 1z49772

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10 m ago

I just received this text. Scam 🤦🏻‍♂️AT&T : Aderir de Paulo! You came 1st in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here: q8fmk.info/alj5nn8VWS, or show this code at AT&T store 1z49772

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled AT&T scam text
Constructive

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yep thats the one going around now

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