Information about phishing emails claiming to be from wireless carriers such as T-Mobile, Verizon, or AT&T


The Texas Tech University IT Division is alerting the TTU community of an active malicious email campaign. The email appears to come from a wireless provider (for example, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon), contains the subject "Your Bill Is Now Available", and requests that the recipient click a link to view and pay their wireless bill. In reality, this message is a phishing email–an attempt to steal your identity. If you click on any of the links within the email, malicious software could also be installed on your computer. We have identified messages appearing to come from AT&T and Verizon, but other providers may be misrepresented as well.

These messages look very similar to actual wireless bills. They typically contain company logos and include much of the same wording as an actual billing statement. If you are uncertain if an email is legitimate, we encourage you to contact your wireless provider or access your account online to safely check your account balance.

If you receive this message, or a similar message, please see How to: Handle suspicious/phishing emails sent to your TechMail account.