International Calling Scam Targets AT&T Mobility Customers

AT&T Mobility customers have a new scam to watch out for one that could end with their cellphone getting hijacked.

Some customers in southwest Florida report getting a call from someone who says they are with AT&T. The caller proceeds to offer them a $40 credit just for answering a few simple survey questions. But they wind up getting enough information to access their account and change some info.

One subscriber said it wasn’t long before he noticed that an international calling plan had been added to his bill, and his phone stopped working entirely. AT&T told him that his SIM card had been hijacked.

The carrier told WBBH-TV that it’s looking into how widespread the problem might be, and warns that the company will never contact you to ask for personal information.

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