BALTIMORE (AP/WBOC)- Attorney General Doug Gansler is warning residents about a text message scam that falsely suggests recipients have won a gift card to a store.
The text messages tell recipients that they have won a gift card at a well-known store worth several hundred dollars. They recipients are instructed to go to a website and provide personal information, including credit card or bank account numbers.
Another form of the scam asks consumers to reply to the text with identifying information.
The texts, which come from different numbers, could be sent to tens of thousands of mobile phone users. Consumers should report any such incidents to their cellphone service provider.
Gansler's warning also advises that users only visit websites with "https" in the URL, register all phone numbers with the federal Do Not Call List and consider downloading a spam blocker phone application.
Anyone who thinks they have been solicited with this scam or any other suspicious scheme can file a complaint with the Consumer Protection Division at http://www.oag.state.md.us/Consumer/complaint.htm or contact the consumer hotline at (410) 528-8662 or 1-888-743-0023 for more information.
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