State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Wisconsin Department of Agriculuture, Trade and Consumer Protection Warns of Fake Verizon Emails Contain Malicious Links
An email that fraudulently claims to come from Verizon Wireless is making the rounds in Wisconsin and could lead to a serious breach of data for consumers who click the links in its text.
- Never click links in unsolicited emails.
- Never reply to unsolicited emails.
- Generic greetings are often red flags of a potential scam. If an email opens with “Dear (company name) customer,” it may be a scam.
- Fraudulent emails often create a false sense of urgency. The email may threaten that your account is in jeopardy if you do not log in and update your information immediately.
- Be on the lookout for fake links. If you move your mouse over a link, the URL on your browser or status bar should reflect where the link will send you. Do not click the link if it looks suspicious.
- For information about your account, always contact the company by the phone number or website address listed in a previous bill. When checking your account online, type the website address directly into the browser.
- If you have recently shared your credit card or bank account information in response to an unsolicited email, you should notify your credit card company or bank immediately and discuss whether you should cancel your accounts. In any event, you should carefully monitor your accounts.
- If you provided your Social Security number in response to an unsolicited email, you should contact one of the three national consumer reporting agencies, ask that a fraud alert be placed on your accounts and obtain copies of your credit reports.
For customers who believe that they received this scam message, Verizon recommends that they drag and drop the email or insert the message into a new email and send it to email@example.com. You can also contact Customer Service immediately by calling 800-922-0204.