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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

From: CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!.
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 1:01 AM
Subject: VERIFY YOUR VERIZON.NET ACCOUNT NOW !!!

Account Alert

VERIFY YOUR VERIZON.NET ACCOUNT NOW !!!

Dear Verizon.Net Customer,

This message is from Verizon.Net messaging center to all Verizon.Net free account owners
and premium account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center.
We are deleting all unused Verizon.Net account to create more space for new accounts.

To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know
that it's a present used account.

To do this, You have to click on your reply bottom to reply back to this message and then
you fill the information's below.

Confirm Your Identity
User Name:........................
Password:...........................
Your Birthday:....................
Your Country
Enter the letter from the Security Image : Ae22B2B
Just a couple more details...

* Type the code shown
Try a different image
38xrt5y
This helps Verizon.Net! prevent automated Verification.
FILL THE ABOVE INFORMATION'S CORRECTLY TO AVOID YOUR ACCOUNT BLOCKED
Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account before two weeks
of receiving this warning will lose

Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: notice_post_250@xxxxxxxxxx.com
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
Subject: VERIFY ACCOUNT
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:12:14 -0500

Dear Customer,
We are currently upgrading our database.2011
To avoid closing your account, you will need to update below.
CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL BELOW TO IDENTITY
Email Username:
Email Password:
Country:
Thank you for using Verizon.net

Phishing Scam email Fake message

Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2011 04:08:51 +0800 From: "ONLINE CUSTOMER SERIVCES"
Subject: Dear valued Verizon member,

Dear valued Verizon member,

It has come to our attention that your Verizon account information
needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your
account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website If you could

Please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your
Personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online Services.
However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension
Please update your records immediately.

Once you have updated your account records, your Verizon account
session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.
To update your Verizon Account You must provide your password of your
Verizon account to enable us finish it on time.

User Name:
Password:

Sincerely,
Verizon Management,
customeronlineservice@live.com
Hotline : 1000
Service Hours: General Enquiry (0900 - 2100)
Technical Support (0900 - 2400)
* 24-hour privilege hotline service for Verizon One customers*

Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: verizon customer care center
Date: January 1, 2011 5:26:07 AM EST
To: verizon.customercare@xxxxxx.hu
Subject: YOUR VERIZON E-MAIL ACCOUNT

dear client,
we are sorry to inform you thatyour verizon e-mail account which
has already deprived from some verizon services will be suspended in
seven days, due to some practices that offend our terms and
conditions. In order to maintain your account please confirm it by
filling the information below:

Full name:
Gender:
Age:
Verizon email account:
Password:
Telephone number:

For more information contact our customer care at verizon.customercare@xxxxxxxx.hu
or visit our website www.verizon.net. The inormation provided in
this e-mail is intended for the view and use of verizon subscribers
only.

(c) Verizon Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
Phishing Scam email Fake message

Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2010 23:54:41 -0800 (PST)
From: "Verizon.Net Webmail Service"
Reply-to: xxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxx.com
Subject: Re-Activation
Dear E-mail User @verizon
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 username:(______________) 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 confirmtion 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: xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx.

Thanks For Your Understanding.
Technical Support Copyright 2010.

Phishing Scam email Fake message

Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 01:02:06 -0800 (PST)
From: Verizon
Subject: Verizon Notification

This is to inform you that we intend to upgrade our storage facility database,
without disconnecting the old server (ODS7AT) to a new server (NWS70GZ). During
this process, account not manually verify will be suspended for security reason.
To avoid this, you are advise to reconfirm the following information below for
manual verification of your account. We apologies for the inconveniences, but this
manual verification is for your protection.

Full Name:
Date of birth:
User ID:
Password:
Reconfirm Password:

Attention!
If the above information is not received within 4-5 days, your account will be
suspended for security reason.

Thank you for using our services

Verizon Notification Code: WEB/EDU-010/NWSATZG.
Phishing Scam email Fake message

Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 04:01:10 +0800 (CST)
From: "Online Customer Serivce"xxxxxx@mail.hldptt.ln.cn
To: Verizon .Support@Verizon.Net
Cc:
Subject: Dear valued Verizon member,
X-Priority: 3
X-Originating-IP: 115.242.91.86
Reply-to: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@live.com
X-AIMC-AUTH: (null)
X-AIMC-MAILFROM: xxxxxx@mail.hldptt.ln.cn
X-AIMC-Msg-ID: S4wFm4ZB

Dear valued Verizon member,

It has come to our attention that your Verizon account information
needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your
account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website If you could

Please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your
Personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online Services.
However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension
Please update your records immediately.

Once you have updated your account records, your Verizon account
session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.
To update your Verizon Account You must provide your password of your
Verizon account to enable us finish it on time.

User Name:
Password:

Sincerely,
Verizon Management,
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@live.com
Hotline : 1000
Service Hours: General Enquiry (0900 - 2100)
Technical Support (0900 - 2400)
* 24-hour privilege hotline service for Verizon One customers*
Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: "Upgread team" Email address removed
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:17 AM
Subject: Maintenance

Your Account Quota Has Exceeded The Set Quota/Limit
Which Is 20GB.Your Are Currently Running On 20.9GB due to
hidden files and folder on your Mailbox.

Please you are to follow the Below information to Validate
Your Mailbox And Increase Your Quota.

To help us re-set your Account SPACE on our database prior
to maintain your INBOX, you must reply to this e-mail providing us
your the Below

E-mail ( )
Username/ID ( )
Current Password ( ) Retype Password: ( )
TEAM SUPPORT ADMIN


Phishing Scam email Fake message

Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:29:37 -0800
From: "UPGRADING TEAM"

Subject: TEAM SUPPORT ADMIN

Verizon.net E-mail Notification
This message is from Verizon.net messaging supporting center to all
Verizon.net email account owners. We are removing access to all our
mail clients. Your email account will be upgrade to a new enhanced
web mail user interface provided by Verizon.net

Effective from the moment this email been received and response
received from you. wave cable.com will discontinue the use of our
Verizon.net and our Verizon.net mail Lite interfaces. To ensure your
e-mail address book is saved in our database.

Please enter your Password here :( ) And send it back to us, which
will enable us to transfer your contacts to our new Web mail client
database. All e-mails will be safe in this transition! All your old
email will still be there and you will have new unread messages
waiting for you. We are confident that you will like the new and
improved web mail interface.

Failure to comply with this immediately will remove your access from
our wave cable.com database. Thank you for using wave cable.com.

Yours Sincerely,
Verizon.net-mail Services


Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: verizon xxxxxxx-xxxxxx@verizon.net
To: xxxxxxxxx@verizon.net
Sent: Fri, December 3, 2010 12:08:48 AM
Subject: Your Billing Information

Verizon :Notice!

Dear customer,

Thank you for choosing Verizon.

Please update your billing information.
Visit our secure server by clicking the hyperlink below :
Verizon Billing Center The link may expire within 48 hours!

http://url_santizied/.dir/.verizon./billing-center/

Copyright 1999- 2010
Verizon, All Right reserved.
Sincerely,

Customer care Support
This is an Administrative Message from Customer care server.
It is not spam. From time to time,Customer care will send you such messages in
order to communicate important information about your
subscription

Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: Verizon
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 9:07 AM
Subject: Billing Update

System Upgrade

In our continuous bid to better serve you, we are currently upgrading our
billing and online security system. Consequently, we require you to update
your payment information on file.

Failure to update all required information online may result in service
suspension.

Click here to update your payment information

(url removed for security)

Please ensure you enter your information accurately to avoid processing
delays.

We apologize if you experience any inconvenience and thank you for your
patience.

Thank you for using Verizon Wireless.

If you are not the intended recipient and feel you have received this email
in error, please click here to notify us. (url removed for security)

View Terms & Conditions Verizon Wireless |
One Verizon Way | Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-1097 To review our Privacy Policy


Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: "WED TEAM MASTER VERIZON NET"
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 01:13:21 -0800 (PST)
Subject: VERIFY YOUR WWW.VERIZON.NET ACCOUNT

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
tothis email immediately with yourA0

username :(______________) 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 upgrades 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: 1265-6778-8250-8393-57
27.

Thanks for Your Understanding.
Technical Support Copyright 2010.


Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: Customer Center UPDATE xxxxxxx@verizon.net
Subject: WARNING WARNING FOR THE LAST TIME TERMINATION OF YOUR
EMAIL ACCOUNT LAST WARNING WARNING
To:
Date: Friday, November 19, 2010, 11:57 PM

Dear Customer

TERMINATION OF YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT

We are currently carrying out an upgrade on our system due to the fact that it has come
to our notice that one or more of our subscribers are introducing a very strong virus
into our system and it is affecting our network.

We are trying to find out the specific person.

For this reason all subscribers are to provide their USER NAME AND PASSWORD for us to
verify and have them cleared against this virus.

Failure to comply will lead to the termination of your Account in the next 48 hours.

Information to send;
EMAIL ADDRESS:
USERNAME:
PASSWORD:

Hoping to serve you better.

Sincerely,

Customer care Support
************************************************************************

This is an Administrative Message from Customer care server.
It is not spam. From time to time,Customer care will send you such
messages in order to communicate important information about your
subscription


Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: Verizon Support Team mailto:Supportteam@verizon.net
(NOTE: THIS IS NOT A VALID VERIZON EMAIL ADDRESS)
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2010 6:19 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: From Verizon office

*From Verizon office*
Your email account has been reported for numerous spam activities from a
foreign ip recently. As a result, verizon.net has received advice to
suspend your account. However, you might not be the one promoting this
Spam, as your email account might have been compromised. To protect
your account from sending spam mails, you are to confirm your true
ownership of this account by providing your username/NetID_______ and
PASSWORD______ as a reply to this message. On receipt of the requested
information, the verizon.net email support shall block your account from
Spam.

Failure to do this will violate the verizon.net email terms & conditions.
This will render your account inactive.

NOTE: You will be send a password reset message in next Three (3) working
days after undergoing this process for security reasons.

Verizon Webmail Access.
C 2010 Verizon office. All Rights Reserved


Phishing Scam email Fake message

To: xxxxxxx@verizon.net
Subject: Maintenance schedule. Confirm your verizon.net e-mail account.
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:59:45 +0100

Dear Customer,

This is simply a courtesy message to inform all verizon.net account holders again
that upgrading/maintenance of our server that was initially scheduled for this week
has been postponed till next week November 4, 2010 for technical reasons. Once again,
all account holders should endeavor to confirm their account information as failure to
confirm the requested information will lead to automatic system deactivation (ASD) after
the upgrade and maintenance. We are deactivating some accounts that are no longer active
and your account may be deactivated if no response to this notification.

To confirm and keep your account active during and after this upgrade and maintenance,
you are advised to forward your account information as below.

* E-mail:
* Verizon User ID:
* Verizon Password:
* Re-Type Verizon Password:
* Home/Office Address:
* Telephone Number:
* Date of Birth:

Your verizon.net account shall remain active after we have successfully confirmed
and upgrade our server.

We appreciate and value your continued membership.

Sincerely,
Verizon Internet Technical Support.
Copyright 2010 Verizon All Rights Reserved.


Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: "Webmail Verizon Central"
To: xxxxxx@verizon.net
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:08 AM
Subject: Verizon Central - Dear Account User!

Dear verizon customers,

Due to a recent upgrade in our server, we are currently reviewing
member's account and we request you to please take just a second out
of your time to comply with this upgrade for effect on your account,
click the link to login. :

http://www.verizon.net/cgi-common/webmail.cgi/? _cobr=login

Click above link to confirm your account.

Failure to comply might lead to suspension or problem accessing your
account.

Thank you for using verizon Webmail


Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: xxxxxx@verizon.net
To: xxxxxx@msn.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:29 AM
Subject: Important Information Regarding Your Verizon Account.

Dear Verizon Subscriber,

During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and verification
procedures, we have detected an error with your payment information.

This might be due to either of the following reasons:

1. A recent change in your personal information ( i.e.change of address).
2. Submitting invalid information during the initial sign up process.
3. An inability to accurately verify your selected option of subscription
due to an internal error within our processors.

If your payment information is not updated within 48 hours then your
ability to use your Verizon account will become restricted.

For accurate response go to:
https://sanitized_url/ForYourHome/ebillpay/code/MyVerizon2/Code/PaymentOptions.aspx


Sincerely,
Verizon Billing Support
Verizon Inc


Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: member servicer mailto:memberservicer1989@gmail.com
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 11:15 AM
Subject: Dear verizon.net account subscriber,

Dear verizon.net account subscriber,

This message is for our Webmail IT service, Due to increase in spam &
Viruses spreading all over the world. We are now using this
opportunity to inform our valuable customers that we are upgrading to new
network to avoid receiving such spam mails effect from today. We are using
this medium to inform you that your account information is needed to perform
this upgrading and also to avoid losing your informations in your account.

You are require to forward the following details in the format below;

Username:
Password:
Alternative Email:

You will be contacted shortly, upon receiving your information's, and you
are to sign back in within the next 48hrs, for fresh network. If we do not
receive your response within this period your account will be deactivated
from our database. We sincerely apologise for any inconveniences this might
caused you.
Warning Code :ID6746785434

Sincerely,
verizon.netR Member Service.


Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: "Verizon Central" security@verizon.net
Subject: Maintenance & Upgrade on Webmail Account
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2010 11:00:45 -0400
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Verizon Central Webmail Users,

Maintenance & Upgrade on Webmail Account

This is to notify you that we are making some vital maintenance on your webmail
account During this process you might have login problems in
signing into your webmail account, but to prevent this you have to confirm your
account immediately after you receive this notification.

To confirm and to keep your Webmail account active during and after this process,
please reply to this message with the below account information's. Failure to do
this might cause a permanent deactivation of your Webmail account from our database
to creat more space for on coming subscribers.

Click Here to confirm your account

Your account shall remain active after you have successfully confirmed
your account details.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Regards,

ITS Help Desk

Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: FROM VERIZON.NET ACCOUNT USERS MANGEMENT.
mailto:xxxxx@verizon.net
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 7:14 PM
Cc: recipient list not shown:
Subject: FROM VERIZON.NET ACCOUNT USERS MANGEMENT.

FROM ACCOUNT MANGEMANT UPDATED YOUR ACCOUNT TODAY?

ATTENTION VERIZON.NET ACCOUNT USERS.

This is the last mail to you from this company if you don't give your
information needed to enable us verify if you are among the anonymous
registration of verizon.net accounts users your account will be shutting
down after two days from today

All verizon.net account owners,We are having congestions due to the
anonymous registration of verizon.net accounts so we are shutting down some
verizon.net accounts and your account was among those to be deleted.

We are sending you this email so that you can verify and let us know if you
still want to use this account,if you are still interested please confirm
your account by filling the space below.

Your User name,password,date of bith and your country information would be
needed to verify your account.....

Due to the congestion in all verizon.net users and removal of all unused
verizon.net Accounts, verizon.net would be shutting down all unused
Accounts, You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login
Information below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be
suspended within 48 hours for security reasons.

* Username:........
* Password:.........
* Date of Birth:.......
* Country Or Territory:.......

After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not be
interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this
request. We apologize for any inconveniences. Warning!!! Account owner that
refuses to update his/her account after two days of receiving this warning
stands the risk of lossing his or her account permanently.

The verizon.net Management


Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: verizon mailto:Billing-Center@verizon.net
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2010 4:57 PM
To: xxxxxx@verizon.net
Subject: Your Billing Information

verizon Billing Center : Last Notice

Dear Member,
Thank you for choosing verizon.
Unfortunately there has been a problem processing your billing information.
Please review our billing requirements at KW: Billing. You will be able to
update your billing information quickly and easily using our secure server
web form. Please understand that without promptly updating your billing
information, your verizon service may be discontinued.
To update your billing at this time, please visit our secure server web form
by clicking the hyperlink below:

verizon Billing Center (hyper link removed for security)

We appreciate your business and hope to keep you as a customer for life.
verizon is so easy, no wonder it's number 1 !

Sincerely, The verizon Billing Services Team

Copyright 1999-2010 verizon, All Right reserved.


Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: Verizon Technical support
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2010 10:54 PM
Subject: Avoid Verizon Online Account Shutdown *Verify Now*

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dear Verizon Online User,
*Your Verizon account is unsecured*

To ensure your Verizon Online is secured. Click here to protect your Verizon Online Email
account now to the new EV SSL certification, We appreciate your prompt attention to ensure
Verizon online account safety. This security ALERT intended to help protect you and your account.

Thank You,
Verizon Technical support.

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

© 2010 Verizon . All rights reserved.


Phishing Scam email Fake message

From: Verizon Technical Assistants vivaijewelry@xxx.net
Date: September 29, 2010 11:55:01 PM EDT
Subject: A V2RSGT virus has been detected
Reply-To: kvittdi1@xxxxxxxxxx.com
X-Apparently-To: xxxxxx@verizon.net; Wed, 29
Sep 2010 20:55:24 -0700

This is to inform you that A V2RSGT virus has been detected in
VERIZON webmail Account. Your email account has to be upgraded to
our new Secured V2RSGT anti-virus 2010 version to prevent damages
to our webmail log and 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.

Current Username: ..............
Current Password: .............
Date of Birth: ..................

Note that your password will be encrypted with 1058-bit TWL keys
for your password safety.

Thank you for your cooperation.
System Administrator


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