How to handle AT&T’s texting scams

AT&T customers keep receiving scamming text messages, here are ways to handle it.

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VICTORIA, Texas – Many AT&T customers have received several scam text messages, starting at 5:00 a.m. (central standard time).

The messages vary from FEDEX delivery status, Amazon gift cards, clickable money compensation, Walgreens account updates, and other shipment notices.

Do not reply or answer any suspicious emails, text messages, or calls.

Reporting fraud via text message will not count towards texting limits and they are free.

Here are the steps to take when reporting fraud:

  1. Forward the SPAM text to (7726).
  2. If you get a spam caller. Ignore the call or hang up, then report it by calling 611 and speaking to the Fraud Department
  3. Forward a suspicious text message to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at reportphishing@apwg.org
  4. Report suspicious texts to the FTC.
  5. Report robo-texts at https://www.att.com/t/fraud/en/index.html#report

For more on AT&T service and fraud reporting, click here: Fraud Alert Reporting | AT&T Cyber Aware

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