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mymulticast
mymulticast

I don't even have a account with Verizon /each day I get scam emails each day someone relative died... the scams are exploding and unfortunately no one is fighting these cyber crimes so a few of us are now asking for end user protected tools for the internet.

Ellen Austin
Ellen Austin

I just received an email like this. I do not have nor have I ever had an account w/ Verizon wireless. Did NOT click on the link. Mine was only for $43.60 though not the $900-$1,200 that people are reporting....

RBC
RBC

Just got this "official" looking email - the phishing still continues:

William Lucas Harvey, Jr. (Age 68)
William Lucas Harvey, Jr. (Age 68)

Got one too (in fact several) - It tries to tell me that I owe $1,137.14, and I don't even have (and have never had) a Verizon Account, but am on Century Link ISP (and run MAC O.S. X and Linux) - did nothing with it other than make Copies of the Email, to pass around to warn others (especially Verizon Customers).

karen
karen

Received a much more official version today. But had several other addresses in the to: line and several cc addresses also . Scared me at first but I had already received my official bill by mail earlier.

Pat
Pat

Rec'd the same but MUCH MORE formal looking email. I have tried contacting the REAL Verizon but for a leading communications company, their website is horrible when it comes to support.

Damian
Damian

Received similar email today asking to settle bill of $923.71 for Verizon Wireless

kenney
kenney

I got the same too!! Just ignore the mail!!

Aliice
Aliice

I RECIEVED THE FOLLOWING MAIL ON DEC 7TH,2011.I DIDN'T OPEN IT . ----------------------------- Hello Dear! Your current bill for your account is now available online in My Verizon Total Balance Due: $1426.92 Keep in mind that payments and/or adjustments made to your account after your bill was generated will not be reflected in the amount shown above. View all your recent bills in application materials. Thank you for choosing Verizon Wireless.

Southern Dummie
Southern Dummie

Got this today at about 6pm CST: Verizon Wireless" To: (several other recipients besides me) Subject: Important Account Information from Verizon Wireless, ID: 9D5U4823PE54T ------------------------------------ "Hello Dear! Your current bill for your account is now available online in My Verizon Total Balance Due: $1419.23 Keep in mind that payments and/or adjustments made to your account after your bill was generated will not be reflected in the amount shown above. View all your recent bills in application materials. Thank you for choosing Verizon Wireless." ------------------------------------ Of course, I'm not opening any virus-laden attachments!! At least they cared enough to call me "Dear"!!!

Kimberly
Kimberly

I received the letter below on Dec 6, 2011. It also came with an attachment which I didn't open. By the way, my phone bill never reaches the shown amount....hello...Unlimited Calling Plan!! It reads as follows: Hello Dear! Your current bill for your account is now available online in My Verizon Total Balance Due: $1246.74 Keep in mind that payments and/or adjustments made to your account after your bill was generated will not be reflected in the amount shown above. View all your recent bills in application materials. Thank you for choosing Verizon Wireless.

Michelle Burke
Michelle Burke

I received this email today and deleted it without opening the zip file.

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