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Scam Text Messages

Hello,

 

Just wanted to alert the message board about some scam text messages that have been going around.  They originate from a 917 area code, which originates in New York, and follow something along the lines of  "Congratulations, you have won a $1000 Best Buy Gift Card.  Claim your prize by going to bestbuy.wonacontest.com."  

 

These text messages DO NOT originate from Best Buy or Best Buy Canada.  They are sent out randomly to American and Canadian numbers and ask you to click on the website and enter your personal information.  There is no $1000 Best Buy gift card.  As an aside, American Best Buy (bestbuy.COM) will not target or ask for information from Canadian residents, so be wary of anyone claiming to be bestbuy.com or  asking you to go to the .com address.

 

Please do not disclose any personal information to either the phone number or the website.

 

Caillie M

Best Buy #976

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Re: Scam Text Messages

You should report such messages to your cell phone carrier. They will add it to their filters and if you pay per message.... remove the charges.
Kim
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Re: Scam Text Messages

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Thank you, I just received one of these text messages. 

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Re: Scam Text Messages

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I have received a message as well. Does anyone have any idea if this is legitimate? Cindy 

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Re: Scam Text Messages

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Thank you for reporting this Cindy.




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Scout
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Re: Scam Text Messages

yeah im in canada and i got the same thing i posted on it too

The Captain
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Re: Scam Text Messages

Hi Csturgeon,

 

Unfortunatly it is not legitimate Best Buy would never text message you.

 

Thanks

Billy
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Just recieved a message, saying I'm the winner of the day, and to go claim my prize within 24hrs.

 

says it's a mobile phone from Brooklyn NY.  Maybe Bestbuy needs to put up a banner on the site warning customers about this.

just sayin.

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Re: Scam Text Messages

Hi On2wheels,

 

We do have information about this posted on our website.


http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/press/best-buy-canada-customers-warned-about-text-message-prize-scam/pc8...




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Re: Scam Text Messages

Thank You so much, i just got the text this morning. i wouldnt have known unless i read this!