BBB: Be on the lookout for text messaging scams | Business

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Everyone loves a deal, and that includes scammers. Con artists often offer too good to be true discounts in hopes that price-conscious consumers will jump on these “deals” without doing their research. Recently, BBB Scam Tracker has seen numerous reports of scammers impersonating well-known companies and offering discounts, some of which are COVID-19 themed.

You receive a text message from a large, reputable company. The message claims that due to the pandemic, the company would like to help people out by offering them an amazing deal. These range from free or discounted services to gift cards and cash.

Consumers reported receiving the following text messages using the following messages:

“COVID-19 REFUND. VERIZON COMPANY is giving out $950 to all users of our Verizon service, If yes kindly text your Verizon”

“Due to…

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