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10:05 am
Thu December 6, 2012

MD AG: Beware of Text Message Scams

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler
Credit gansler, ioag.state.md.us

BALTIMORE (AP) - 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.

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