Did you receive a call claiming to be from AT&T offering you a $550 reward? This is a scam you should avoid!
It’s a phishing scam.
We received a call here today. The caller ID read 800-000-0000. The voice mail they left was cut off but in part said, “att550.com… www.att550.com. Simply log into your account to redeem your $550 dollars. At AT&T we care about you. Thank you and have a nice day.”
If you look at att550.com, it looks a lot like a real AT&T website, but a quick whois tells us that the website was only created in the past few hours. It also asks for the last 4 digits of your social security number, which AT&T does not do on their website.
We called AT&T and they confirmed that they have been receiving complaints about this scam today. Below is a screenshot of the fake AT&T website with the “Wireless mega-discount” login screen:
It is likely that this website will be shutdown at some point, but scammers always find a way to resurface, so be on the lookout for any similar offers. If you have received a call similar to the one above, do not go to the website they provide and do not give them any personal information.
Below are some of the URLs reported by our readers:
In April 2014 we are receiving an increase in complaints that this same scam is going around, but now using the url attmegadiscount.com.
The Google Chrome browser has since blocked access to this domain, stating that it is a phishing website.
Let us know if you have seen this scam.