Beware of Phone Scam Targeting Verizon Wireless Customers

A recent victim of this con later discovered thousands of dollars in unauthorized account charges

New Phone Scam Targeting Verizon Wireless Customers
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May 17, 2018

A phone scam is making the rounds across the country targeting Verizon Wireless customers.

What's the ploy?

Customers have reported a caller who claims to be a Verizon representative. The "representative" tells the customer that his/her phone service will soon be down for repairs, and then asks for the customer's Verizon PIN—as well as the last four digits of that customer's social security number.

After complying with the requests, a recent victim of this con later discovered thousands of dollars in unauthorized account charges.

Hang up and Contact the Company Directly

Remember—NEVER give sensitive information out over the phone to any unsolicited caller.

If you receive a strange call from someone claiming to represent Verizon Wireless—or any such company—hang up and contact the company directly at a number you know to be correct to verify your account information and any potential issues.

report All SUspected Scams

If you believe that you've been targeted by this scam, report it immediately to the North Carolina Attorney General's Office (or your state's Attorney General if outside North Carolina).