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Verizon customers beware: This crazy new scam could steal control of your account

Zach Epstein
February 26th, 2014 at 1:15 PM
Verizon 54 Scam

New scams looking to swindle people out of their hard-earned money are devised every day, and one particularly devious scheme targeting Verizon Wireless subscribers is now gaining notoriety. Droid Life recently posted about the new scam, which lures Verizon customers in by offering “a special reward” of $54 to subscribers who visit a new website set up for the promotion.

According to the report, the phishing scam starts out with a phone call that appears on caller ID as “Technical Support 1-800-922-0204,” which just so happens to be the actual number for Verizon Wireless’ customer support line. The call plays a recording that asks Verizon subscribers to visit in order to claim a $54 bonus.

When users visit the aforementioned site, they are asked to log in using their credentials for their Verizon Wireless accounts. At this point, the site steals the associated usernames and passwords.

Needless to say, if you get this call you should ignore it. More importantly you should never — never — use your Verizon username and password to log into any website other than

A recording of the scam call is embedded below.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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