The gift card text message scam is back with a vengeance this holiday shopping season. Shoppers across the country are reporting receiving spam text messages, called smishing, saying they won pricey gift card.
How the Scam Works:
You receive a text message. When you open it, you are surprised by a message informing you that you’ve won a Best Buy gift card (or Target, Wal-Mart or other major retailer).