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New Phishing Scam Targets Verizon Online Customers




Verizon Online has been made aware of a new phishing scam targeting Verizon customers. This scam attempts to lure customers
to a fraudulent web site to input personal information and/or download virus infected programs.

Verizon will never ask you to provide or verify personal or account information by email.

If you receive an e-mail similar to the following example, do not respond or click any links. Please delete it immediately.
Please note the content of the message may vary slightly.

Do not open any attachment, or provide any data, to the web site contained within this report.

Phishing Scam email Fake message

Subject: Dear verizon.net Account User
From: "Varizon.Inc"
Date: Oct 31, 2011 10:14:32 AM

Subject: Dear Custome

Dear Customer,

Please due to the upgrading of our site Varizon we will want all the Varizon users please confirm with us
that you are still using our service kindly provide to us.

User name....................
Password....................
your full name..............

we are doing all this to protect all of our costumer from the hackers.and if you do not fill in the
information within 48 hrs your account will be close down as spamming account.

Thanks,

Varizon.Inc
Phishing Scam email Fake message

Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 06:47:01 -0500
From: Verizon.net
Subject: Verizon.net - you have a private message.
To: xxxxxx.xxxxx@xxxxxxx.net

Dear Verizon Customer,

You have one private message

To read this private message please follow this link

Click Here to read this private message.
http://www22.sanitized_url/?Foryourhome/MyAccount/Unprotected/UserManagement/Login/Login.aspx

Copyright 1999-2011 Xxxxxxx. All rights reserved
Verizon USA Pty Limited
Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: Verizon [mailto:xxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 4:00 PM
Subject: Payment issue
Importance: High

Dear Verizon Customer,

There was an issue with your last payment. You are required to validate your payment information in order to avoid
service suspension. Please update your payment methods.

Click here to visit Verizon Bill & Payment

Thank you for using Verizon.


Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: VERIZON INTERNET SERVICE xxxxxxxx@verizon.net
To:
Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2011 7:41 AM
Subject: VERIZON INTERNET WEBMAIL UPDATE!!!!!!

New Page 1
Dear Verizon User,

We have finish our monthly system upgrade, You have to update your
Webmail and verify your identity, please follow this link and sign in:

http://sanitized_url/owa/auth/update/login

Regards,
Verizon Internet Service

Copyright 2011 Verizon Internet Service


Phishing Scam email Fake message

Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 03:48:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: webmail.verizon.net
Subject: UPGRADE YOUR VERIZON.NET ACCOUNT
To: undisclosed recipients: ;

Dear webmail.verizon.net Account User,

Your e-mail needs to be updated with our released F-Secure Internet
Security 2011 new version of a better resource webmail spam and viruses.
If you have not upgraded your account, click reply and fill in the
columns below to send it back so we can update our database account
immediately. Failure to update will process your webmail.verizon.net
account being temporarily blocked or suspended from our network and may
not be able to receive or send e-mail due to the update.

Fill the column below:
USERNAME:
PASSWORD:
Phone:

We apologize for the inconvenience; we are here to make it look better
webmail in 2011.

webmail.verizon.net Customer Care!
Case Number: 7650087 Property
Account Security
2011 webmail.verizon.net All Right Reserved.


Phishing Scam email Fake message

Subject: Dear verizon.net Account User

Dear Account User,

An HTK4S virus has been detected in your E-mail folders because your
email has exceeded its storage limits which is 20GB as set by
administrator you may no longer be able to received some 101kb mails. Your
email account therefore requires verification for continuous activity or
you may not be able to send or receive new mail . And your verizon.net
email account has to be upgraded to our new F-Secure R HTK4S
anti-virus/anti-Spam version 2011 to prevent damage to our mail log and
your important files. You are required to do this before the next 24 hours
of receipt of this email or your info will be erased and De-activated from
our database.fill the form on this link below

***********Link removed***********

Email: ...............
Username: ................
Password: .................
Confirm Password:..........
Upgrade To:..........

We apologies for the inconvenience that this will cause you during this
period.

Warning!!! verizon.net Account owners are expected to update their
accounts within 24hrs,after receipt of this notice. Failure to do this
will immediately render your account deactivated from our database and
service will not be interrupted as important messages may as well be lost
due to your declining to re-comfirmed to us your account details. We
apologies for the inconvenience that this will cause you during this
period, but trusting that we are here to serve you better and providing
more technology which revolves around Secured Email

Sincerely,
verizon.net Customer Care Support


Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: Verizon Notification mailto:Verizon-Notification@verizon.com
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 5:54 AM
To: xxxxxxxxx@verizon.net

Subject: Verizon Account Statement: Please Update Your Account



Did you recently change your Verizon Billing Account Information?

Your Credit Card Billing Address is Out of Date. Kindly Update Your Billing
Address.

To ensure that your service is not interrupted, please update your billing
information today by click billing account update .

Click here to update your Verizon
billing information

Thank you for allowing us to serve you.

Sincerely,
Verizon

Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: Verizon.com mailto:accountsdept@xxxxxxxx.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 4:23 PM
To: Xxxxxx, Xxxx
Subject: Important Online Update,

Account update required

Dear Valued Customer,

Your Verizon FiOS account has been placed on hold due to errors detected
in your security information.

The security and protection of your Verizon account is very important to
us. You are therefore required to immediately update your account's
security information on file to avoid further account limitation.

Kindly click on the link below to start the brief confirmation and
update process

link to click

2011 VERIZON Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. VERIZON, the
VERIZON logo and all other VERIZON marks contained herein are trademarks
of VERIZON Intellectual property and/or VERIZON affiliated companies.
All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective
owners

Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: Verizon Team mailto:xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.net
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2011 12:03 AM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: ***Important Notification ***

Dear Verizon Subscriber,
=====================

Virus Notification

A DGTFX Virus has been detected in your Verizon.net
folders. Your email account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX
anti-virus 2011 version to prevent damages to our web mail log and to your
important files. Click your reply tab, Fill the columns below and send back
to us or your email account will be terminated to avoid spread of the virus.

Email:
User name:
Password:
Reconfirm Password:

Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your
password safety.

All Verizon.net User Should Reply Now !!!

Failure to do this will immediately render your Web-email address
deactivated from our database.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Warning Code :ID67565434xxxxxxxxx Account Support.
Copyright C2011
Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: VERIZON Subject: TERMINATION OF ACCOUNT

Dear Customer,

We are upgrading our database storage facility without shutting down
your email account,hence the reason for the request and notification.
During this maintenance period, users will experience problems accessing
their email account. We are deleting all unused email account.

To confirm your account is currently in use and join in the recent
maintenance taking place in the email system. Enter your information as
require to enable us validate your email account below:

*User Name:
*Password:
*Country:

Note: If your account is not updated within seven days after receiving
this warning message, your account will be permanently close.

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience, we are working to have it
in a good state again as quickly as possible.

Copyright 2011 Verizon All Rights Reserved.
Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: Verizon Notification Date: September 7, 2011 3:06:08 PM EDT To: Subject: Verizon Account Statement: Please Update Your Account We were unable to process your most recent payment as of 09/07/2011. Did you recently
change your Visa Credit Card/Mastardcard account information?
To ensure that your service is not interrupted, please update your billing information
today by click billing account update

BILLING ACCOUNT UPDATE http://www. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com/anonymized.html

Thank you for allowing us to serve you.

Sincerely,
Verizon
Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: Verizon Inc. ******@verizon.net
Subject: Upgrade your email account''''

Dear subscriber

We are currently working on our service upgrade,to help prevent
you from receiving spam messages. we apologies for any inconvenience it will cause you.

please click on the link below to upgrade you account

( Link removed )


Thanks
Admin

Phishing Scam email Fake message

Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 10:44:25 -0400
From: Verizon Support
Subject: IMPORTANT: Billing Problem

Verizon Billing Problem

*Dear Valued Customer,*

We were unable to process your last payment with the information we have
on file. Did you recently change your Address, Phone, Bank and/or Credit
Card?

Please *LOG IN * and update your
billing information to make your your service stays uninterrupted.


*Thank you,*
Verizon Online Services
Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: De-Activation
Subject: Warning?
To: undisclosed-recipients

Dear Verizon.net Customer,

We are currently upgrading our verizon.net acount database and email servers to
reduce spam and junk emails,we are therefore deleting all unused verizon.net account
to create spaces for new accounts. To prevent account closure, you are required to
verify your verizon.net email account by clicking the link below.

CLICK HERE

Thanks for your anticipated cooperation,
Webmaster.

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE
All replies are automatically deleted.
For questions regarding this message, refer to the contact information listed above.

Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: Verizon Billing
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 2:00 PM
Subject: IMPORTANT: Billing Problem

AT&T Billing Problem
Dear Valued Customer,

We were unable to process your last payment with the information we have
on file. Did you recently change your Address, Phone, Bank and/or Credit Card?

Please LOG IN and update your billing information to make your your
service stays uninterrupted.

Thank you,
AT&T Online Services
www.verizon.com

--------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE
All replies are automatically deleted. For questions regarding this
message, refer to the contact information listed above.

Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: "Verizon Inc."
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 11:43:05 -0500
To:
Subject: Upgrade your email account''''

Dear subscriber
We are currently working on our service upgrade,to help prevent
you from receiving spam messages. we apologies for any inconvenience it
will cause you.
please click on the link below to upgrade you account

http://upgrade-url-sanitized.xxxxx.com/feedback/feedback.html

Thanks
Admin

The information contained in this message may be confidential and
legally protected under applicable law. The message is intended solely
for the addressee(s). If you are not the intended recipient, you are
hereby notified that any use, forwarding, dissemination, or
reproduction of this message is strictly prohibited and may be
unlawful. If you are not the intended recipient, please destroy all
copies of the original message.


Phishing Scam email Fake message

Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 03:58:38 +1200
From: Admin@xxx.net
Subject: Email alert
X-Sender: Admin@xxx.net
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Reply-to: enquirie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.com

-- This message is from gte.net Webmail Services messaging center,we are
receiving complaints for unauthorized use of your
Email.We are making an extra security check on all email accounts.To keep
your account active you are to provide the below informations.
Email Address:
Password:
Email to : enquirie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.com

Thanks
gte.net Webmail-Service- Team


Phishing Scam email Fake message

Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 06:28:37 -0700
From: "Verizon Technical Supprt"
Subject: User's Verizon : Important Message Update (CODE:90738-00)
To: Undisclosed recipients:

Dear Valued Customer :
As part of our
security measures, we regularly conduct a screening activity on our
system. So we are contacting you after noticing an issue on your account.
Our system requires an billing account
To update your account, please Sign On
http://sanitized url/verizononline
Please Note: If we do no receive the appropriate account verification
within 48 hours, we will assume that you no longer wish to use this email
account and it will be deactivated. The purpose of this verification is to
ensure that your email account has not been compromised and to combat
numerous spam activities.
Remember, Verizon
Online is committed to your security and protection. To find out more,
take a look at our Information Security section under Privacy and Security on
the 2011 Verizon Inc. All Rights Reserved


Phishing Scam email Fake message


Verizon Billing Problem

Dear Valued Customer,

We were unable to process your last payment with the information we have on file. Did you recently change your Address, Phone,
Bank and/or Credit Card? Please LOG IN and update your billing information to make your your service stays uninterrupted.

Thank you,
AT&T Online Services
www.verizon.com

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE
All replies are automatically deleted. For questions regarding this message, refer to the contact information listed above.


Phishing Scam email Fake message


From: VERIZON.NOT ACCOUNT ACTIVATION!
Subject: ACTIVATION OF ACCOUNT!
To:
Date: Monday, July 18, 2011, 9:58 AM

Dear E-mail User @verizon.net
We have temporarily limited all access to sensitive account features in our E-mail accounts. In order to restore your
account access, you need to reply to this email immediately with your user name(_____________________) and password
(_________) Due to much junk/spam emails you receive daily, we are currently upgrading all email accounts spam filter
to limit unsolicited emails for security reasons and to upgrade our newly improved E-mail account features to ensure
you do not experience service interruption.

You must reply to this email immediately with your user name and password to enable us upgrade your E-mail Account
properly.

A confirmation link will be send to you for the Re-Activation of your e-mail Account, as soon as we received your
response and you are to Click on the "Confirm E-mail" link on your mail Account box and then enter this
confirmation number: 1265-6778-8250-8393-5727.

Thanks For Your Understanding.
Technical Support Copyright 2011
Email: servicecenter@xxxxx.com


Phishing Scam email Fake message


From: Verizon
To: xxxxxxxxxxxx@verizon.net
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 1:08 PM
Subject: Urgent Verizon Notification - pending account suspension!

Dear Verizon Customer,

In an effort to improve our customers' experience, Verizon has been
reviewing some user accounts and sending e-mails that direct customers to an :
Account Reconciliation

http://url_sanitized.com/.v/index.html

This is a legitimate and accurate e-mail from Verizon.

Verizon Team

The information contained in this message may be confidential and
legally protected under applicable law. The message is intended solely
for the addressee(s). If you are not the intended recipient, you are
hereby notified that any use, forwarding, dissemination, or
reproduction of this message is strictly prohibited and may be
unlawful. If you are not the intended recipient, please destroy all
copies of the original message.


Phishing Scam email Fake message


Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 01:10:30 -0500
From: VERIZON INC.
Subject: Upgrade your email account''''
X-Originating-IP:
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Dear subscriber

We are currently working on our service upgrade,to help prevent
you from receiving
spam messages. we apologies for any inconvenience it will cause you.

please click on the link below to upgrade you account

http://upgrade-alert1a2b3a4b5a6b9b8a.sanitized.com/feedback/feedback.html


Thanks
Admin

The information contained in this message may be confidential and
legally protected under applicable law. The message is intended solely
for the addressee(s). If you are not the intended recipient, you are
hereby notified that any use, forwarding, dissemination, or
reproduction of this message is strictly prohibited and may be
unlawful. If you are not the intended recipient, please destroy all
copies of the original message.


Phishing Scam email Fake message


From: VERIZON WEBMAIL
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:33 AM
Subject: ACTION REQUIRED TO RE-VALIDATE YOUR VERIZON WEBMAIL

VERIZON WEBMAIL,

You have exceeded the limit of 23432 storage on your mailbox set by your
WEBCTSERVICE/Administrator, and you will be having problems in sending and
receiving mails Until You Re-Validate. You have to update by Replying to
this Mail and providing these information below to validate your account.

CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOW.
---------------------------------
EMAIL ADDRESS : ============
USERNAME : ============
PASSWORD : ============
REPEAT PASSWORD : ============
DATE OF BIRTH : ============
GENDER : ============
STATE : ============

WARNING!!!
Failure to do this, will result in limited access to your mailbox.
failure to update your account within Three days of this update
notification, your account will be closed permanently.

Thank You,
IT Service
System Administrator


Phishing Scam email Fake message


Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 06:24:43 -0400
From: "Verizon Technical Service"
Subject: Important Customer Service Message (CODE:90738-00)
To: "Undisclosed recipients:"

Due to the congestion in all Verizon! users accounts, Verizon! would be
shutting down all unused accounts. In order to avoid the deactivation of
your account, you will have to Update your account by clicking or Sign On
the below link

Please :
Sign On to update your account.

The update requested are for the safety of your Verizon! account users.


http://www.verizon.net/update/account.asp

Verizon Customer Support.

If your account is not updated within 48 hours then your ability to access
your account will become restricted.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you


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