Texts announcing you’ve won a gift card? Scam Text Messages…

I don’t know about you guys, but my cellphone has been getting a lot of texts lately telling me I’ve won a Best Buy, Walmart, or Target gift card. When you combine all these winnings with my recent Nigerian lottery jackpot, I’m almost ready to quit my day job AND my night job! (yes, I’m kidding.)

If you don’t already know, these texts are called “smishing” – it’s a twist on phishing – something scammers do to try to get your information. These big box stores don’t send out random texts giving you free $1,000 gift cards – really, they don’t.  You can learn more in this recent article by the Concord BBB by CLICKING HERE.

If you have AT&T, you can CLICK HERE to get some information on stopping these annoying text messages. If you have Verizon, CLICK HERE or Sprint CLICK HERE.