AT&T users, beware of phishing attempt

We received an email from a concerned business owner regarding the status of his AT&T account. The following email was sent to him:

SBC has discovered series of illegal attempts on your Account from a bad IP Location and will shut your account as it has been flagged as a spam account. You are to fill the form below by clicking on the reply-to button on your page, Filling the Correct Information Carefully and Send to att.net Mail Alert Center: 

Full Name:…….
User Name:……
Password:…….
Date Of Birth:…..
Country:……
 

This is for your own safety to avoid account termination. Our automated server will keep your details on file as upgraded for the continue using of our service.After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. 

Warning!!! Account owner that fails to verify his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you ever receive an email like this, always verify the information with the company first before acting on it. This particular email is a phishing attempt designed to steal your personal information. AT&T has already commented saying they do not ask for passwords in email communication.

~ Erik