Better Business Bureau
serving Eastern North Carolina has received numerous calls from consumers
regarding a text message offering a gift card from Walmart. BBB warns that this
is a scam and urges consumers to avoid responding to the message or clicking on
In most cases, the text
message claims that the consumer has won a $1,000 gift card from Walmart and
instructs the consumer to follow a link to claim their prize. Once users click on
the link, they are asked for personal information that could be used to steal
BBB offers the following
advice to consumers who receive this text message:
not click on any links or reply to the text message.
any messages that claim you have won a prize.
not provide personal information, including your Social Security number or
credit card numbers, to claim prizes.
your bank statements and credit cards on a regular basis for unauthorized
Walmart has confirmed
that the Web site referenced in the texts is not owned, operated or affiliated
with the company in any way.
information regarding scams, visit bbb.org.