I received the below automated text last night:
VZW Free Msg: Your Verizon Messages account was recently accessed from a new browser or device:
Firefox on Windows 8.1 at 10:20 PM EDT on 09/18/17 using IP Address: XXXXXXXXXX
Don't recognize this activity? Please login to My Verizon and change your password.
This was followed by several texts from random numbers stating:
"Your Google verification code is 878312"
"849212 is your Google Voice verification code."
"Your Google verification code is 565986"
"482501 is your Google Voice verification code."
I received those same 4 texts from the numbers "2200" and 614-695-4787".
I tried logging in online and my password was changed as well as my security question. I was quickly able to reset/change my password, thus successfully locking out whoever accessed my account. I confirmed with Verizon that my account was not changed in any way.
The only thing askew was this text in my messaging portal, which also appeared on my cell phone: https://i.imgur.com/ucRebiO.png
Overall, my question is: What the heck just happened? It seems as though someone used my cell # to setup a Google Voice account -- but why? Is there a way for me to undo anything they did? Am I vulnerable in any way?
I checked my Google accounts and there haven't been any new logins from devices I am unfamiliar with.
Thanks for any and all help!
That's a very strange issue scott617nj .I'm glad you reached out and changed your password. I hope they haven't gotten any of your personal information. I don't see a way to undo anything they have done. I would recommend monitoring your credit and making sure nothing changes there.
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