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Scam Reportedly Targeting Verizon Wireless Customers

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This seemed worth passing on. You know my positive feelings about Verizon, but this is something to know about.

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A technology blog is warning Verizon Wireless customers of a new scam that uses a Technical Support number to trick people into giving up personal information to fraudsters.

“A scam company seems to be masking calls to users with the number, asking that they head over to a third party scam site that probes for their login info and who knows what else,” the droid-life.com writes. “As you can imagine, it’s likely tricking many if it’s showing up as official looking as “Technical Support.”

The Verizon Wireless number the scammers are using, (800) 922-0204, shows up as a saved number on customers phones. Users are told they have received $54 from the company before being directed to a bogus website verizon54.com, according to the blog. At the site users are prompted to enter personal information. The site has been blocked on Google Chrome browsers.

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Author: Marci

Having first retired from social work in 2008, I've now had time to work through seasons of all play, and seasons of part-time work, while I figured out how best to make use of my "golden" years. The internet provides so much assistance in finding unlimited ideas related to finances, hobbies, travel and staying healthy, but I soon found my passion in quilting. The vast array of techniques have resulted in seeing inspiration everywhere, and practice is always rewarded with improved skills. Of course, grandchildren and family still get priority, but I see this as a pursuit that will remain interesting into my old age.

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