Best Buy Scam Targeting Holiday Shoppers Through Text Message
GAINESVILLE- Retailers are vying for your money as Black Friday approaches, but so are scammers.
The most common text message scam to hit advertises a one thousand dollar gift certificate to Best Buy.
Similar scams have targeted Wal-Mart stores in our area.
Alachua County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brandon Kutner says, " If you ever get a text message or are directed to a website that asks for your personal information that these account holders should already have then it's a very good indication that it's a scam to begin with."
Best buy corporate offices say they are aware of the phishing text message scams and that it appears to be a national problem.
They also maintain that they will never ask you for personal information over the phone.
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