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 email@example.com.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.