Don't Fall For The $175 Free Groceries At Target Text Scam

May 22, 2020
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Scammers are at it again!  This time using the COVID-19 pandemic as fuel to steal your information. A new con involves sending unsolicited text messages to people offering $175 in free groceries from Target stores in the guise of coronavirus relief. Apparently scammers have been sending texts promising recipients free groceries at Target as part of an effort to support the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Respondents are prompted to click on a link for more information, which then leads to an opportunity for spyware or malware to be installed on your phone. Personal information like passwords could then be obtained. What makes this scam believable is the link looks like a legitimate URL to Target, but the store warns that any offer for free gift cards is almost certainly a scam.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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