BBB issues text message scam warning

The Better Business Bureau has issued a scam warning.

Officials said it's one of the top five scams going around.

A text message is received on your phone saying you've won a store gift card to places like Best Buy or Target. The message usually tells you to visit a website and use a pin number. Then it asks for your personal information.

The Better Business Bureau said it's a scam.

“They want to believe that they've won this $1,000 and before they know it, they've given away their personal information and credit card information as well,” said Peggy Penders. “Just don't do it."

Also beware of any deals that say you need to front some money before getting your so-called free gift and be sure to check directly with the retailer.

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