An alert for wireless customers. If you get a suspicious automated call with a great offer, it may be a scam. The Better Business Bureau reports that some people are getting the so-called "robocalls." Details in this News 13 Problem Solver report.
If you are a customer of Verizon Wireless, be on the lookout for calls that sound too good to be true. The Better Business Bureau says the calls in fact may be a phishing scam.
According to the BBB, you get a call on your cell phone and a recording says that you have received a credit on your Verizon bill. To claim it, you need to visit a special website. When you go as directed, the site supposedly looks legitimate with the Verizon logo. You are instructed to enter your username, password and or credit card information. Stop...that's a red flag! The Better Business Bureau says as the bogus web sites are shut down, the con keeps changing.
You could also receive an email similar to this one. It looks legitimate and says Verizon is unable to charge your credit card associated with your Verizon account. To avoid a fee, please update your credit card information. But.. Verizon says it will never ask for personal or account information by email.
Here's how to spot a website phishing scam: