Be aware of a well-crafted and clever scam that is likely trying to gain access to your login credentials to Verizon Wireless. Just today (12/18/2014) I received a robo-voice call from the number 1-800-921-8678 that was claiming to be Verizon Wireless. The quality of the robo-voice was less than what I would have expected and that was my first hint that this call was a scam or phishing expedition. Although I cannot recall the exact wording, the basic message was:
- Verizon Wireless appreciates my business
- Verizon was giving me a credit of $26 on my next bill
- To claim the credit, I needed to visit Gift26.com
Is Gift26.com a phishing site?
I carefully pulled up the website and it looked nearly identical to the Verizon Wireless website with one exception. In the middle of the page was an advertisement for an iPhone 6 (just like I might see on Verizon’s website), but the quality of image was less than what I would expect to see on Verizon’s website. In fact, the lettering was slightly pixelated. On this page also, was a box to login with my Verizon Wireless username and password.
So please be aware of this scam or anything that sounds similar.