According to the latest statistics the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. is Verizon. It makes sense that crooks would pass themselves off as Verizon employees to try and get your attention.
I heard from three people in Colorado Springs today who received calls on their cells.
They were told they could get a $35 credit on their Verizon bill just by going to www.verizon35.com.
I checked online and learned others around the country are getting the same calls.
Those who visit the phony website are asked for their social security number as well as Verizon user name and password to get the credit.
I called Verizon and a spokesman confirmed it was indeed a scam.
The carrier is not randomly offering credits.
In fact, I was told Verizon's corporate fraud department is now investigating so if customers receive a call, they're asked to report it to by going to firstname.lastname@example.org.