Text message scam promises $1000 Walmart gift card

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POSTED: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 9:26am

UPDATED: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 10:03am

NATIONAL - For Walmart shoppers, it appears to be a text message from heaven. "You have been selected for a $1,000 Walmart gift card. ENTER CODE: 'FREE' "

Regulars know that on receipts, Walmart asks shoppers to fill out a survey for a chance to win a thousand dollar gift card. What's more, this text message gives a Webs address with Walmart.com in it along with some additional letters. Similar offers appear in text messages from other cell numbers and referring you to diff rent websites but not Walmartstores.com the company's true web address. It's the latest wave of a barrage that last month prompted Walmart to denounce the text messages as "SCAMS" calling them "SMISHING", the texting version of phishing. So who is behind the text messages, and what do they want? Clicking on one of the texted links took us to the Website of MyMaxSavingsClub.com, which requested some personal information, including birth date, email address, and phone number, as well as some marketing survey questions. Then it gave an 800 number to call for an "Authentication Code" to claim the gift. He said, no, he just works at the call center in Deerfield, Florida, but would pass on my information. Turns out the Web name MyMaxSavingsClub.com is registered through a web security company that shields the identity of the owner.

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I feel kind of sorry for anyone who falls for this kind of stuff in the first place. I mean didn't anyone teach you about scams growing up or "if something is too good to be true then it probably is." Especially if you know that you have not completed any surveys recently, or signed up for anything like what is being claimed.

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i was on a coupon website and another windpw popped up saying i've been selected to win a $1,000 walmart gift card so i had to fill out my name, email address, phone number, and mailing address. this happened today october 6th, 2012 at 9:55PM is this really going to happen or is it a scam??? i want to know. if it is a scam then nobdy needs to be scamming people like that and getting them all excited for nothing!!!! well i guess i gotta wait and see if it comes in the mail.

I just got a Text Message that was from 623-203--3281 directing me to click on a link to vcardsecure.com. If anyone is keeping track of sources.

when will this come in the mail

were is the gift card

The text i received on Tuesday, May 1st at 8:22 pm was from 614-726- 2263 that's a Columbus area code.
claiming that i have won a $1,000.00 walmart gift card if i go to this website and enter the code "free"
the url was walmart.com.wlat.biz

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