|Published:||Nov 15, 2013 5:13 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 15, 2013 6:11 PM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's a phone call most of us would love to get. An offer for a new smart phone at half the price. Even the website looks legitimate, but it's a scam.
When you compare one of the fake sites to the real Verizon Wireless site, you'll see there's one small change. On the scam site, they ask for your billing pin. With that number the scammers can buy new phones, tablets and gift cards and you'll pick up the tab.
After enough complaints the sites will be shut down. But then the scammers just choose another site.
Verizon asks that all phone, text and email spams be forwarded to them at email@example.com.. You can also forward your complaints to the Federal Trade Commission.