“Delete that Text?” You Didn’t Win a Target Gift Card Scam Alert

The Corpus Christi Financial Crimes Unit and the Better Business Bureau would like to alert the community about a new scam in which mobile phone users are  receiving suspicious messages.  The text messages are purported to be from Target and announce you as a winner of a free gift card.  The drawing is a scam and your information is obtained by the scammers. 

Do not reply or visit the website, just simply delete the text.  For more information, please visit http://www.bbb.org/blog/top-scams-of-2011.html for the Top Scams of 2011.

Remember, if it’s too good to be true, it’s not true.  If you believe you are a victim of a scam, please call the police at 886-COPS.  If you would like a presentation on Identity Theft or Senior Safety please call Crime Victim Advisor Brenda Moreno at 361-886-2765.