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Mon, Aug 1, 2022 6:56 PM

Legit? ATTVianuClassActionSettlement.com - Suspicious text via gateway.

Suspicious text:

AT&T Free Msg: Payment (by bill credit or check) available under a settlement. File your simple claim to receive a payment. For more information, go to www.ATTVianuClassActionSettlement.com or (888) 564-8288

From: 11112000

Seems like it could well be legit, so worth investigating.  

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ATTHelp

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We are here to provide you with everything you need to know about suspicious texts, @AboutToGoPostal.

 

We want you to be aware of any suspicious texts you may receive. AT&T will not send you a text message to claim any funds. SMiShing is phishing through text messages. Fraudsters use this and other scams to get your personal info and more. SMiShing is phishing that uses text messages to lead you to fake websites, then identity thieves try to steal your personal info, including credit card or bank details.

 

AT&T customers are sometimes targeted by scammers. These thieves want to get into your myAT&T account, so they can make changes, order equipment, or get your personal information.Here’s an example of a scam message with a fake AT&T reward offer: “www.att620.com - Simply sign in to your account to redeem your $620. At AT&T, we care about you. Thank you and have a nice day.”

 

We highly recommend to:

  • Not open the text message, or click on any links within it.
  • Not give your username or password.
  • Go to att.com and search using keywords from the message to see if you can find the offer.

We also encourage you to Report SMiShing right away! Here’s how:

  • Forward the suspicious text to us at 7726. Messages forwarded to 7726 are free. They don't count toward your text plan. If you can’t see the number, forward the entire message to abuse@att.net.
  • Report spam and fraud text to us by filling out our Report unwanted calls & texts form.
  • Send a suspicious text message to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at reportphishing@apwg.org, or report it to the FTC.
  • Go to IdentityTheft.gov to learn more about this kind of criminal activity and how to stop it.

 If you haven't done so already, we do recommend to download our ActiveArmor mobile security app to help stay protected. The AT&T ActiveArmor mobile security app scans your mobile device and all apps for malware.

 

To download AT&T ActiveArmor mobile security app:

  1. Download the app from the App store or Google Play store.
  2. Open the app and tap Next or Get Started.
  3. Choose your level of service: Free or Advanced.
  4. Read and accept the Terms & Conditions.

We hope this information helps and you continue to follow these steps to stay protected. Thank you for reaching out to AT&T Community Forums! Feel free to reach back out with any other concerns you may have. 

 

Clarissa, AT&T Community Specialist

orubin

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Wow, that was NOT an answer

sandblaster

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@orubin It may not have been an answer but the OP didn’t really ask a question. However, if there really was a (Edited per community guidelines) settlement against ATT, do you really think ATT would be sending ATT Free Messages telling customers about it? I’m pretty sure it’s not legitimate.

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orubin

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Good point. By the question was mostly just asking if the (Edited per community guidelines) was legit or was he being spammed. It is a fair question IMO. And AT&T does not have to support the (Edited per community guidelines) to state a true/false fact to help customers protect themselves from SPAM.

@AboutToGoPostal as far as I can tell, the (Edited per community guidelines) is real. But that does not mean your text is, so you might be better off to Google and see if you can find a real site for more info. 

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kdfederer

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It is a legit website for the AT&T customers.

A simple internet search shows it.

https://www.attvianuclassactionsettlement.com/

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