SMiShing is phishing that uses text messages to lead you to fake websites that imitate real companies. Then fraudsters try to get your personal information.
- Be aware that company logos and electronic signatures can be forged easily, so the sender may be an imposter and not the real company or individual.
- Do not fill out forms attached to emails or text messages. Go directly to the company's website and fill out information there. Internet scammers can create realistic forgeries of websites, so do not click on links in an unsolicited text message.
- Ensure that a website is secure by checking to see whether there is an "s" after the http in the address and a lock icon at the bottom of the screen. Both are indicators that the site is secure.
AT&T customers are targeted by scammers in hopes of gaining access to your myAT&T account so they can make changes, order equipment, or obtain personal information.
Here’s an example of a fraudulent message that claim to offer an AT&T reward: www.att620.com - Simply sign in to your account to redeem your $620. At AT&T we care about you. Thank you and have a nice day.
If you suspect a text message is fraudulent and is not from AT&T:
Spam text messages
- Don't open the text message or click on any links within it.
- Don't provide your username or password.
- Go to att.com and search for relevant keywords.
Spam text messages are unsolicited and unwanted ads. These messages count against your text plan. Don't respond directly to a spam message. Doing so alerts the spammer that your number is genuine.