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April 16, 2012

Phony Verizon Billing Notification

Using the same behind the scenes modus operandi of the recent fake Apple Store order acknowledgment mailing, today's version (Subject: Your Bill Is Now Available) abuses Verizon's name and artwork:

Fake Verizon billing notification

If you are a Verizon customer and suddenly see an impending $1445 bill coming, the adrenalin flow will likely trigger a click of the link to see how your bill could have gotten so high. The links, of course, are to a hijacked web site, where a "WAIT PLEASE Loading..." visible screen masks the loading of obfuscated JavaScript from three other hijacked web sites. The scripts then begin their attack on your PC.

Remember that spammers and scammers rely on you to act, and will use every trick in the book to outrage you and get that mouse button a-clickin'. Roll over the links to check the URLs. If you're still not certain, log into your account via a previously-saved bookmark. Once there, you'll see that you don't have a $1445 wireless bill.

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 09:33 AM