LEXINGTON — The Better Business Bureau of Central & Eastern Kentucky is warning about a text message promising a free gift card that is hitting cell phones throughout the area.
Calls have flooded BBB phone lines today from people who got the texts, which say they can “claim” their “Free Target Gift Card” worth $500- $1,000. This message is not from Target stores.
The message in one of these texts received by your BBB reads:
“Your entry last month has WON! Go to (link) and Enter Your Winning Code “xxxx” to claim your FREE $500 Target Giftcard!”
Some consumers who called the BBB report texts promising $1,000 Target gift cards.
“There is more to this text than meets the eye,” says Jack Frank, president and CEO of the BBB of Central & Eastern Kentucky. “Once a consumer logs on to the link given, the page contains fine print indicating that there are ‘offers’ a consumer must complete in order to receive the gift card.”