06-25-2014 9:04 AM - last edited on 06-25-2014 10:07 AM by Phil-101
Why is AT&T allowing our personal information to be sold on the black market?!
This is ONE example website that is selling it:
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Anyone can sign up, buy some credits and order the information which would allow someone complete access to an AT&T account.
Here is the example they provided in a spam email I was sent:
Phone number: 817504XXX
Full name of account holder: VIKXXX DOMAKXXXX
Last 4-digit of SSN number: 03XX
Billing Zip Code: 76XXX
06-25-2014 10:06 AM
I wouldn't say that AT&T is "allowing" the information to be sold, any more than banks are "allowing" credit card numbers to be sold on the black market. There's a reason that these activities are referred to as illegal: they are being done without permission.
06-25-2014 10:26 AM
07-11-2014 2:25 PM - edited 07-11-2014 2:26 PM
OH MY GOSH!! That is how that happened to me!! I thought I had a virus and account got hacked.
Thank you so much for the information-
I wonder why the link was deleted- can you resend it
07-11-2014 6:37 PM
I am sorry but I had such a bad experience with AT&T that I lost all trust, thay seem to have lost touch and interest for their customers. Sorry, it is sad,m that is how they reward loyalty: selling you more services!! charging you more!! ...and who knows how much they invest in protecting your data...
07-11-2014 6:38 PM
...oH! wait a second, sure they may want to charge you more to protect your data! another 10 bucks a month or so... why not?