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Did You Get A Text From Walmart About A $1,000 Gift Card? IT’S A SCAM!!!

You know that saying, if something seems too good to be true, it is?

Well, that is definitely the case of text messages that have begun popping up on cellphones congratulating people on winning a $1,000 dollar Walmart gift card.

Yup, it’s another scam to look out for.

The text message reads: “You’ve been selected for a free $1000 Walmart Giftcard! Enter the code ‘FREE’ at www.walmart.com.wlat.biz to get it now. Only 118 left! Text OUT to stop.”

The link then takes you to a page that requires you to enter personal information.

DON’T DO IT!

Walmart knows about the scam and says the bogus messages are in no way sponsored or affiliated with Walmart wants to warn its customers to never give out personal information.

Walmart also says if you get this text, you should forward it to 7726, which spells SPAM.

The phone’s wireless carrier will then ask for the number the spam text was sent from, which allows carriers to block senders.

If you fell for the scam, you should contact the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov or 877-FTC-HELP.

By the way, a similar text has been sent about a Best Buy gift card.

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Best Buy also advises customers not to respond and to contact the company at

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Help-Topics/Compact-Privacy-Policy/pcmcat266100050002.c?id=pcmcat266100050002.

 

So, tell us, did you text “OUT” and that made it really stop, or did something else happen?

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