Phony Text Message Warning 26 Dec 12

The Better Business Bureau is warning Minnesotans about a fake text message that promises a $1,000 Target gift card. Spokesperson Jim Hegarty says that this is another “phishing” scheme aimed at gathering personal information about consumers. He says that the text asks for you to enter an access code on a web site, but Hegarty urges Minnesotans not to go to that website, no matter how tempting it might be, and recommends deleting these text messages right away. He says otherwise it will lead to more emails and offers from other companies that are up to no good. He says that Target is aware of the scheme.