August 27, 2012 18:55 – 18:55

VZ Bonus Scam! Beware!!!

I just got a call on my cell phone (I almost NEVER get calls on my cell phone) from “8000004533” claiming I’d been selected or had won (forget the exact wording) $100 off my next phone bill. Just log onto vzbonus.com to claim my $100 discount.

vzbonus.com looks exactly like Verizon’s website… inviting me to enter my user ID and password to get my discount. Yeah, right.

vzbonus.com’s IP address is, and when I look up that IP address, I don’t get ANY flavor of Verizon. Instead, I get: sbsfe-b.geo.vip.bf1.yahoo.com… which is NOT Verizon–wireless or otherwise.

For giggles, I logged in using “Harry Truman”, giving my password as “password” and my PIN as “s**t”. It then says:


You have successfully applied for your discount

If you get one of these calls, do NOT log on and provide your Verizon user ID and password. It is a phishing scam!

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