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    This is a scam text, right?

    I'm new to AT&T Prepaid, this text seems suspicious to me.Name:  Screenshot_20220607-173137_Messages.jpg
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    If it looks like and smells like SPAM, it probably is. Don't click on the link and don't respond to the message, no matter what you do. I wouldn't trust it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serial Port View Post
    If it looks like and smells like SPAM, it probably is. Don't click on the link and don't respond to the message, no matter what you do. I wouldn't trust it.
    I agree, thanks.

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    I was surprised that ATT is giving a 5GB hotspot bonus on their prepaid plans but that doesn't involve the recipient to go to some hidden link.
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    That link "appears" to go to att.com. If so, it is bad form in my opinion for ATT to be using a link shortener, since it makes it difficult to verify before following.

    So even if it is valid, safest to follow the rule specified above, if it seems suspicious don't follow it.

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    Interesting to see the only search result I get when I put the sender's phone number "(562)584-2193" into Google:

    Vwl Stema | 562-584 Phone Numbers | Norwalk, Californiahttp://vwl.stema.al › ...· Translate this page

    562-584-2193. Kengne Buyet. 562-584-6009. Noianny Glowala. 562-584-9734. Breshaunda Dentis. 562-584-2981. Assiut Pavlowski. 562-584-7032. Toponold Svobodny.

    The .al in vwl.stema.al is Albania.
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    ^^ Some sort of phishing scam, probably.

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    I got it in two of my phones few days ago. I deleted them immediately.

    They had all the red flags of a phishing scam:
    No name of user, not received near to actual payment date, at&t has never sent confirmation of payment to prepaid accounts like this (wording is very different), sent from random-looking number, URL that doesn't address directly to at&t.

    If those are legit, they did a poor job sending that message. I'd never click on something like that.
    And those who did click on that, even if this one was legit, they are easy prey for scammers.

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