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Mass Text Message Scam Overnight

Posted by wlpo on April 26, 2012

Did you get woken up last night around one o’clock by a text message?  There’s a good chance you were one of many who were targeted by a scam.

A mass text message went out last night from a 312 area code number that said you’ve been selected to win a free Walmart gift card worth a thousand dollars.  The message then says to enter a code and click a website link on the text message.  Walmart is included in the phony website link.  The message tries to create a sense of urgency saying only 123 of these free gift cards remain.

This type of scam has also been going around with people getting cards in the mail.  If you got the text, just delete it.

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