‘Thanks For Scheduling Your Payment’ Verizon Email Is A Fake
Attention all Verizon customers and non-customers!
It looks as if a new round of scammy Emails are making their way into unsuspecting recipients everywhere.
This message attempts to get people to click on a dubious ‘payment verification’ from Verizon. The message has the subject line of “Thanks For Scheduling Your Payment” and provides a number of malicious links and corrupted image files that all resolve to a domain other than the actual telecommunication provider.
The full text of the message reads:
Thank you for your scheduled payment
Dear verizon.com customer,
Thank you for using verizon.com to make your scheduled direct debit payment. Please keep a copy of the confirmation below for your records.
Scheduled Payment Confirmation
Payment Date: 5/29/2012
Payment Amount: 1219.44
Confirmation Number: 588594000
It’s always a good idea to schedule your payment at least 3-4 business days prior to your bill due date to allow time for processing and avoid late payment charges
If you find that you like the convenience of direct debit billing, why not sign up for automatic bill payment with Verizon every month? It’s fast, free, and you’ll never have to worry about missing a payment again.
Thank you for allowing us to serve you.
Having trouble with the links in this email? You can also copy and paste the following address into your browser to view your account: http://www.verizon.com/myaccount
Ensure Verizon emails reach your inbox by adding email@example.com to your “safe” email list. Your email or Internet
provider can provide instructions on how it works.
This email has been sent from an auto-notification system that cannot accept incoming email.
Forgot Your Password?
Customer Service © 2012 Verizon
If you’ll notice, the sender tells recipients that are “having troubles with the links in this Email” to copy and paste a legitimate looking Verizon URL into their browser, but these too are bogus links that will likely cause you computer problems if you make the mistake of listening to these instructions. If you get this Email, don’t click on any links or images provided in the message and delete it from your inbox immediately.
I hope that this post helped you avoid computer complications by alerting you to this hoax – if so, I kindly ask that you share this with family and friends so they can have a better Wednesday!
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