If you’re just getting into your office to finish what’s left of the work week, be on the lookout for an Email with the subject line ‘Your AT&T Bill Is Ready To Be Paid Now’ as this is likely a phishing Email designed to cause you computer problems on the last day of the week.
The hoax message purports to be sent from [email protected] and contains the following text:
Your online bill is ready to be viewed
Dear Esteemed Customer,
A new bill for your AT&T account is prepared.
Any payments made after your bill period expires will not be shown in the bill amount listed directly below. If you have made a recent payment, please refer to the current balance on the Account Overview and the Bill & Payments pages.
Service Account ending in Bill Amount Due Date
Internet and Home Phone 5 $240.92 08/06/2012
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In all, this message contains about 13 links. Unlike other phishing attempts this Email ‘mixes things up’ by providing both what look to be legitimate links to AT&T’s website and malicious links that resolve to a .br domain extension. To make a long story short, if you get this Email message be sure to delete it from your inbox immediately and be certain not to click on any links contained therein.
I hope that you found this post informative and that it helped you avoid computer problems by alerting you to the hoax. If so, I kindly ask that you share this with friends and family so that they can quickly delete it and move on to having a spectacular day and weekend.
Thanks for stopping by!