A couple minutes ago I got a text message saying I won a $1,000 Best Buy gift card. I'm a huge skeptic, so instead of following the instructions the text gave me, I jumped online and googled. Yep, I was right :( Apparently when you try to claim the prize, they start asking you all kinds of personal info. On a funny note, my scam-radar is so high that I've even not believed REAL alerts from stores and banks, lol. One time in particular, I didn't believe a letter from my bank saying my debit card would be deactivated unless I did xyz. Well...they deactivated my debit card!!!!!!! LOL!
by edelweiss23December 3, 2012 at 10:24 PMI got one of those as well.
My scam radar picked up on it as well.
by MommyLehrDecember 3, 2012 at 10:24 PMYeah.. I got the best buy thing too. DH got it too and though it was real and forwarded it to me. Lol he so gullible it's terrible
December 3, 2012 at 10:28 PMLol my dad, who is very new to all this high tech gadgetry, believes every one of those things! He's constantly coming over here wanting me to get on his phone and get that free $500 Walmart gift card for him! I tell him it's a scam and he just won't believe me. Lol
by piratepixieDecember 3, 2012 at 10:29 PM
i never respond to those things.... pretty much everything you get now days is a scam, so why bother?