Have you received a text message bearing ‘AT&T Free Msg: You came in 2nd in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here”? This review serves as an eyeopener to help you make the right decision about emails and text messages like this Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES ”
We hope this review meets you well, and on time.
2021 AT&T Sweepstakes – Anything Like This?
We have been receiving mails from readers, bearing screenshots of text messages claiming they are among the lucky winners in a so called ”AT&T connecticut Sweepstakes’‘
This text message goes like this-
“AT&T Free Msg: [first name]! You came in 2nd in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here : (website link), or show this code at AT&T story (code)”
This might look so convincing, and make you think that your dreams are about to be realized. Hey! rejoice not, the AT&T Connecticut Sweepstakes is the new scam round the block. This review is going to show you how this scam works.
AT&T Sweepstakes 2021 – Another Scam!
The text messages is being sent out to potential victims by lottery scammers. This is a bait to trick them into believing they are winners in the so-called “Connecticut Sweepstakes”
The scammers are however not intelligent. Some of the people who received the text message have never lived in Connecticut, and did not apply for any contest.
When we made enquiry with the real American Telephone and Telegraph Company, we discovered they were running no such sweepstakes.
How Does This AT&T Sweepstakes Scam Work
If you respond to the fake text message, the scammers will respond, by telling you to send personal information in order to collect the so-called prize.
Once the information has been sent, the scammers will ask you to send money, which they will claim is for taxes, processing fees, delivery fee, or some other fee.
Once you send the money, the lottery scammers will take it and disappear. The victims, on the other hand, will not receive the prize or money that they were promised and will be a few hundreds or thousands of dollars broke.
What Should You Do If You Receive Emails Like This
No matter how convincing it make sound, we advise you not to send money or personal information to anyone who claims you are a winner in some so-called lottery.
Legitimate lottery companies do not ask their winners to send money or personal information in order to collect their prizes.
- Wendy is a fraud fighter whose contents mainly target online scams. Her investigations have appeared on Itisreviewed,and elsewhere. She spends her free time reading novels, binging on Netflix, and listening to hip-hop.
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