November 10, 2010

Rebill Scam on AT&T Phone, phone number 800 235 7105, 68851

Rebill scam on AT&T Phone.

You get an unsolicited SMS (screenshot below)

Senders phone number is not shown, instead 68851 is shown

You have 1 unread message from your secret crush.Reply >>YES<< to get ur crush’s name now! 4help 8002357105 $9.99/mo Msg&Data rates may apply.txt stop 2stop

If the person responds, they start getting billed $9.99/month on their phone bill.

The billing happens on the AT&T phone bill. Does AT&T condone such rebill scams?
Does the FCC regulate this?

Apparently, these rebill scams seem to have been going on for a while. See 68851 for more information and see how to block mobile phone scam for carrier specific instructions and hope the steps outlined work.

Also, by default, AT&T sends marketing messages to users. Users have to opt-out of the messages at My Profile > Preferences