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Techman28
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If you think that you have been sent a phishing email scam verify it here.

 

 Phishing Scam's

 

then post the email here and it will be verified

 

Message Edited by Techman28 on 06-26-2009 08:55 AM
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Justin
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I get a 404 error when I follow the link you posted, anybody else?

 

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CharlesH
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Excuse him, not so good at doing links like I am...

 

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Techman28
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sorry a redirect was put on it making it route to a page unavailable its fixed.
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 I believe verizon is doing something very dangerous. The last time I logged onto our verizon account it asked me to confirm my email address. I indicated that it had not changed. It said that i would receive an email asking me to validate my email address. This was fine but the email I received is attached below (I Xed out the three-digit code). I am sure it is legitimate but no business should ask customers to enter their user id and password on a page reached through an email link such as this!!! This is what phishing emails do. To ask customers to do something that a consumer should NEVER do is just plain stupid!

I suggest you change this procedure immediately.

I have forwarded the email to the FTC who want to be informed of such dangerous practices.

(I tried to reach website tech support security by phone about this. I got a big runaround. I spoke to at least 5 people and finally ended up back at the initial 1 800 VERIZON voice system, at which point I gave up)


     

Dear verizon.com customer,

Thank you for taking the time to update security components of your Verizon online account. Because security is a top priority at Verizon, we'll need you to validate your email address at this time. To do this for your Online Account with User ID STPAULS129, you will need the following three-digit code:

XXX

Please visit this link to input the above three-digit code and your User ID and Password.

 

 

 
Techman28
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I do know at the time of registration for VZ.com your required to put in a Pin code. There is a question during the registration process that has the someone call you with the pin to verify who you are. They do this due to the fact your registering your billing information and want to keep all of your information private.
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@CarolBar wrote:

 I believe verizon is doing something very dangerous. The last time I logged onto our verizon account it asked me to confirm my email address. I indicated that it had not changed. It said that i would receive an email asking me to validate my email address. This was fine but the email I received is attached below (I Xed out the three-digit code). I am sure it is legitimate but no business should ask customers to enter their user id and password on a page reached through an email link such as this!!! This is what phishing emails do. To ask customers to do something that a consumer should NEVER do is just plain stupid!

I suggest you change this procedure immediately.

I have forwarded the email to the FTC who want to be informed of such dangerous practices.

(I tried to reach website tech support security by phone about this. I got a big runaround. I spoke to at least 5 people and finally ended up back at the initial 1 800 VERIZON voice system, at which point I gave up)


     

Dear verizon.com customer,

Thank you for taking the time to update security components of your Verizon online account. Because security is a top priority at Verizon, we'll need you to validate your email address at this time. To do this for your Online Account with User ID STPAULS129, you will need the following three-digit code:

XXX

Please visit this link to input the above three-digit code and your User ID and Password.

 

 

 

 

This is normal practice for every single website i have ever registered an account with. Even websites that have nothing to do with payment. Such as forums, game sites, and social networking sites. The thing that makes it legit is the fact that they are telling you " you will recieve an email in a couple of seconds. " If you recieved an email out of the blue, THEN You should have worry for caution, but if you recieve one seconds after reading " You will recieve an email in seconds " on the webpage, then you know that its a legitimate email.

... and by the way, i like turtles
CarolBar
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While it is true that almost all websites send you an email to verify your registration, every other one has required me to click on the link in the email at which time I was taken to their site and saw a message indicating that my registration is now complete. I have never, repeat: NEVER been asked to type in my user ID and password during this procedure before.

I am shocked that people find this acceptable and common.

Besides this was not a new registration.

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