Text Message Gift Card Scam is Back for the Holidays

December 05, 2012
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).

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