WFLA: Text messages scams are nothing new, but one that popped up on Verizon phones this week had an interesting twist – it came from the user’s own cell phone number.
Many Verizon customers reported receiving the text messages on Tuesday. The messages appeared to be sent from the customer’s own name and number and read, “Free Msg: Your bill is paid for March. Thanks, here’s a little gift for you” with a link.
So what happens if you did click the link? According to a Verizon spokesperson, the message is “making an offer” and the link seeks credit card information. Don’t provide any of that information, close the link and delete the message, he said.