E-mail scam/phishing attempt

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E-mail scam/phishing attempt

In checking my e-mail today (5-15-12) I came across this e-mail:

 

att.com | Support | My AT&T Account Rethink Possible
Your wireless bill is ready to view
Dear Customer,

Your monthly wireless bill for your account is now available online.

Total Balance Due: $1812.69

Log in to myAT&T to view your bill and make a payment. Or register now to manage your account online. By dialing *PAY (*729) from your wireless phone, you can check your balance or make a payment - it's free.

Smartphone users: download the free app to manage your account anywhere, anytime.


Thank you,
AT&T Online Services
att.com



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As you can see it LOOKS like a regular bill notification. Do not click on it as it is a virus itself. Plus, I am in the process of checking to see what kind of hidden security issue may also be involved. I have worked on Computers for over 20 years and owned a Computer Store for 7 years. So, anything I post can be trusted to be in your best interest.
Thank You and always be alert!
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Re: E-mail scam/phishing attempt

Welcome Motorhedd and thank you for sharing.  We also offer additional information on how to protect against Phishing attempts here.

 

Regards,

Alex

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Re: E-mail scam/phishing attempt

I got this 6-4-2012. As usual, you merely have to right click on a link, then click on "properties," to see that the link does NOT go to AT&T. This is the surest way to find out an email is a scam that should be deleted.

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