How To Improve Gas Mileage also, Avoid The Text Message Scam

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Also, in this episode, BBB of the Tri-Counties gives tips to Avoid The "Text Message Scam". You'll also see the link to more money-saving auto repair coupons just by clicking on the YouTube link above.

A New Scam!
Every few months a new scam pops up that seems to be everywhere (remember the "Can you hear me” scam or this
wrong number con). A new version is here! In the past few weeks, BBB Scam Tracker
has received numerous reports of a text message scam that attempts to trick people
with the promise of a “free gift.”
How the scam works
You receive a text message that says something like this: “Your bill is paid for March.
Thanks, here’s a little gift for you.” This message followed by a link to an unfamiliar
website. The text doesn’t specify what bill you paid, what company the message is
coming from, or what the total amount was. Even more disturbing, the message may be
a group text sent to a dozen or more other people, none of whom are in your contacts
list.
The text isn’t from a real company. The goal is to get your personal information, which
puts you at risk for identity theft. In some versions of the scam, you may be directed to a
website asking you to “confirm your identity,” so you can receive the gift. Scammers
may also ask for your credit card information, claiming you need to pay a few dollars to
ship the “free” gift.
How to avoid text message scams
● Don’t click on links from strangers. In fact, be wary of suspicious links forwarded
to you by friends too. Even well-meaning friends may forward suspicious links
without realizing they’ve been scammed. Scammers often use links along with
either an exciting offer or a threat as part of a phishing scam. They want to elicit
an emotional response from you, so you’ll click on the link without thinking.
● Call the company directly to confirm messages sent by text. If you think the
message came from a company you do business with, call them directly before
you click on any links. Keep in mind that businesses need your permission to
send you text messages. If you never opted in to receive text messages from a
company, the text is probably a scam.
● Use good judgement. Scammers love to trick people with offers that are too good
to be true. If you get a message promising you’ll receive an amazing gift for free,
it’s probably a scam.

Avoid getting scammed by reading the BBB Tip: Spot the red flags of fake text
messages. You can also find helpful tips at BBB.org/AvoidScams.
Become a skilled scam spotter by visiting BBB.org/SpotaScam and report any
suspicious activity to BBB.org/ScamTracker.

 

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