Scam of the day – April 9, 2012 – Phony AT&T bill

A new scam finding its way into your computer involves an email purportedly from AT&T containing an extremely large overdue bill for wireless service.  With more than a hundred million wireless  subscribers, sending random phony AT&T wireless bills for amounts as high as $1,000 is sure to incite some people who receive these phony bills to action.  But that is a mistake.  If you click on the link in the phony bill, you risk unwittingly downloading keystroke logging malware that can steal information from your computer and make you a victim of identity theft.

TIP

Keep your security software up to date so it can recognize phony phishing attempts and identify malware.  Never click on links that you are not absolutely sure are legitimate.  In the case of an excessive bill, contact the company directly by phone at a number that you know is correct if you have any concerns.