DATCP warns Wisconsin consumers against fake AT&T calls

DATCP warns Wisconsin consumers against fake AT&T calls
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The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is warning Wisconsin consumers to be aware of a phone scam claiming to be from AT&T.

DATCP officials said in a news release that it has received a number of reports of a robocall imposter call that is modified to show AT&T’s customer service phone number on caller identification displays.

According to the release, the message warns recipients of an issue with their internet service related to a security breach and asks them to press a button in order to speak to a representative about the breach.

DATCP officials warn that these calls are not from AT&T and should not be engaged. If you press a button to talk to a “representative,” your number may be added to a future call list and attempts may be made to scam you into giving money and your personal information, the release said.

Officials say you can contact AT&T directly with any concerns or questions using the contact information listed on your billing statement.

SCAM ALERT: Fake AT&T calls are making the rounds. Call ID info is spoofed to show AT&T’s actual customer service number. Calls warn about an internet service issue related to a security breach. Hang up on this call immediately and don’t press any buttons. https://t.co/2Pcqh0NuvD

— Consumer Protection (@WIConsumer) April 20, 2018