So I was jamming out to some tunes and in pops a text message… What happened next was pretty crazy.
AT&T was now asking for my password and other personal information or so I thought. Look below at how closely this page actually looks like at&t’s;
This is a first for me as I’d never seen such a convincing scam via SMS.
I received the following SMS at 7:06 am MST on 7/19/ 2014 from Short code: 29159115
The message read: “Thank your for being a loyal customer, you have received a digital gift, for more information visit: http://tr.im/8xL -If this is an error, reply ERROR”
When I clicked the short link it took me to the following domain:
As you can see from attached screenshots, the website looks really convincing. The only give away was the URL it was hosted on.
I just thought other customers could get a heads up.
I did the ethical thing and reported the issue to firstname.lastname@example.org