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Jul 24, 2015 9:01 PM

NH1 News Investigates: Cell Phone Scam


CONCORD - AT&T Wireless customers, beware. A cell phone scam making the rounds in New Hampshire looks legitimate but is actually an effort to get at people's personal information.
NH1 News got a text from an unidentified source, no name and no number, saying the account had been suspended and that we needed to go to a website to reactivate our account.
It was a group text sent to eight other number that varied from each other by only one digit.
NH1 News went to the website and it looked real, complete with an AT&T logo. The site than asked for a user name and password -- and the first hint that something was not right? The website wanted the last four digits of a social security number.
NH1 News reached out to AT&T, who confirmed it was not a company website.
"Spammers like this are trying to gather your personal information. Don’t give it to them! If it looks fishy, it probably is," spokeswoman Kate MacKinnon said.
To protect yourself, don't respond and don't click on any website given.
Secondly, report it. You can send an email to abuse@att.net and include a screen shot of the text for forward the fraudulent text to 7726 or SPAM.
But this isn't just for AT&T customers. These scams are involving other cell phone providers too.
For more information to protect yourself, you can click here.


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