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Phishing Attacks On Telecommunication Customers Resulting In Account Takeovers

May 09, 2013 | Posted in Fraud Alerts

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) on Wednesday issued an alert that it has received numerous reports of phishing attacks targeting customers of various telecommunication companies. Individuals receive automated telephone calls that claim to be from the victim's telecommunication carrier. They are directed to a phishing site to receive a credit, discount, or prize ranging from $300 to $500.

The IC3 urges the public to be cautious of unsolicited telephone calls, emails, and text messages, especially those promising some type of compensation for supplying account information. Individuals who receive such an offer should verify it with the business associated with your account before supplying any information.

Anyone who has fallen victim to this scam should immediately notify their telecommunication carrier and file a complaint with the IC3 at http://www.ic3.gov/.