What is ATT email (fake)?
ATT email (fake) is a fake message, which belongs to cyber criminals and seeks to infect computers with dangerous viruses. It has been actively spread on the Internet like a very important notification, so be sure that you ignore this email if it shows up in your inbox. It seems that ATT email was designed with the intention to trick those people who use company’s services. It claims that they should check their monthly wireless bill and make the payment. However, you should only check the address of the sender and you would see that this is a fake email message, which has nothing to do with the real AtŲT company. Unfortunately, but there are hundreds of victims who, in reality, have no idea what AT&T is and have clicked the misleading email message. If curiosity is your best friend, you can also be tricked by this personally-looking message.
Please, keep in mind that there are thousands of tricky email messages spread around. They present themselves as warnings from reputable companies and ask people to download their attachments. However, no matter how good they look, if the sender is clearly not related to the company that he/she represents, you should stay away from such email. Also, you should always look for type and grammar mistakes because reputable companies don’t make them in their emails. If you have just clicked on the link that says ‘Your AT&T wireless bill is ready to view’ or if you have downloaded the attachment, which was added to it, make sure you scan your computer with updated anti-spyware. Otherwise, malware, which is spread with the help of this fake email, can lead you to such problems as the loss of your private information or the infiltration of other viruses.
How can a fake AT&T email reach me?
The fake AT&T email is spread just like any other malicious email. The biggest risk of receiving such mail is if you were tricked into visiting some unreliable website, which is used to collect people’s emails. Typically, such sites offer a free registration for winning various prizes, like ipads, iphones and similar. However, hackers may also start sending this fake AT&T email for random PC users, so beware about that as well.
If you received a message that says something like this, ignore it:
Your monthly wireless bill for your account is now available online.
Total Balance Due…
Log in to myAT&T to view your bill and make a payment.
Or register now to manage your account online. By dialing *PAY (*729) from your wireless phone, you can check your balance or make a payment – it’s free.
What to do if I was tricked by fake AT&T email?
If you were tricked into believing that you received a genuine AT&T email and clicked on the link, you should scan your computer with a reputable anti-spyware. Our recommended products are: Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus. We would also recommend deleting this message from your email’s inbox.