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Verizon disclosed that some of its customers have been receiving fraudulent messages from what appear to be their own phone numbers. This is considered a spam campaign, which has been going on for a few days, the telephone operator said.
According to posts on Twitter, the spam messages want the customer to believe that the invoice for the month of March has been paid, therefore, a URL is attached to the message in order to claim a small prize.
According to the operator, this spam campaign is due to “bad actors”, in addition, it has indicated that there are zero indications that Russia has anything to do with this situation, the FOX network highlighted in a report.
Verizon has also reported that “its team has actively worked to block these messages and have engaged with law enforcement in the United States, in order to identify and stop the source of this fraudulent activity.”
On the other hand, the brand indicated that it has been working with customers in the same way to prevent this type of unwanted messages, which are affecting several.
Earlier this month, the telephone operator said that it has blocked at least 20 billion robocalls on behalf of customers and has offered a series of tools that can prevent spam messages from reaching customers.
In addition, he has made reference to the fact that the large telephone companies have suffered from these spam campaigns in the past and that they have dedicated themselves to working together and with the police to dismantle these “bad actors”.
For their part, until now companies such as AT&T and T-Mobile have not made any statements in this regard.
Those users who wish to do so may choose to file a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission. describing your complaint so that it can be evaluated. Another option users can try is to follow Verizon’s recommendation and forward any spam messages that arrive on their phones to 7726 for investigation.
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