This fake Verizon email has been making the rounds lately. The phony bill displays an astronomical “Balance Due” in an attempt to make you panic. Scammers often use scare tactics to get you to drop your guard.
Rule of thumb: Stop, breathe, think! Never hastily click on links within emails. If you have a valid reason to be concerned about a bill, contact the company directly by telephone or make your inquiry through the company’s official website.
A VirusTotal scan of the embedded url (see screenshot below) revealed the following:
- Malware site