July 30, 2012- BBB joined Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy as another established brand used to promote fake gift cards. Don't bother trying to redeem this offer. It's just a trick to get your email address, cell number and other personal information.
How the Scam Works:
People nationwide are receiving emails informing them that Better Business Bureau is giving away $1,000 Visa gift cards. Emails come from a variety of email addresses and contain different links, but all use a variation of the message below:
On behalf of Better Business Bureau you have been issued a $1,000 Visa Gift Card free of charge.
Card type: Visa Gift
Card Issued to: JOHN SMITH
Issuing branch: Greenville, SC
Valid until: 08/2015
Please use the following website to claim your card and have it shipped to the address of your choosing: Go to: www reward2012 com Note that claims must be made within 48 hours from this email being sent, or the above link will become invalid.
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