Scam Alert: Fake website offers Sprint customers $100 credit

PhishingThis week, Sprint has received several alerts from customers who got phone calls or emails that told them to go to a website and enter their user ids and passwords in order to receive a $100 credit on their accounts. However, according to Sprint, this is a phishing scheme designed to steal your personal information.

The site in question, www.mysprintbonus.com, was just taken down, but Sprint is advising those who accidentally or unknowingly provided their login information to follow several steps. These include checking your MySprint account for unauthorized administrator profiles, in addition to the standard practice of changing your password and security PIN.

One user on the official Sprint forums even mentioned that he visited the site just to check it out, and his account number and name appeared at the top of the page without actually logging in – pretty scary, to say the least. So even if you didn't knowingly visit this website and provide your personal information to a third party, it still might be a good idea to change your password. Better safe than sorry!

[Sprint via Sprint Feed]
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