Phishing is an internet scam aimed at computers and mobile devices. Find out how to identify phishing attempts and fake websites to protect yourself.
With phishing, a scammer pretends to be a different person or from an organization. They try to trick you into sharing personal or financial details. These may include credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or passwords.
Be cautious of texts or emails asking for personal, account, or credit card info. If you get such a request, report it to AT&T Internet Security at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also forward the phishing email to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at email@example.com or report it to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Scammers constantly change their attacks to include details that make you believe the scam is real. It’s important you know what to look for if you aren't sure if a website or email is legitimate. Check for these warning signs:
Here are ways to avoid getting caught in a phishing scam:
AT&T makes every effort to block fake messages from reaching you. If you receive what looks like a phishing attempt, help us by reporting it.