Text Message Discount Scam
Enthusiast - Level 1

I received a text message from VZWireless telling me I was eligible for a discount on my next bill. Please update your information to receive this discount http://bill217.com/?=jWJ. The phone number that sent the text is 1-213-212-2602. When I try to call the number, I get the usual "Welcome to Verizon Wireless." But then it follows up with "Your call cannot be completed as the called party is temporarily unavailable."

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Re: Text Message Discount Scam
Customer Service Rep

Let’s get to the bottom of this text message.  The first step that we would recommend would be to forward this text message to the email SMS.7726.Abuse.Team@one.verizon.com or you can forward the text to 7726 (SPAM).  Here is more information to prevent calls and texts like these:

https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-218765/ (Please review all the additional information and block option links at the bottom of the page as well.)


Re: Text Message Discount Scam
Enthusiast - Level 1

I also got a discount offer today May 28, 2020.
The call came from is a landline number based in US.

It is operated by Core Communications (Coretel), Inc..

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Carrier :