Cell Phone Scam

I got a text awhile ago that said: “You have been selected to receive a FREE Best Buy gift card. Just go to www.myfreeoffersite.com/bestbuy within 48 hours to claim your gift.”

Of course it’s fake. Although Best Buy might contract with an outside company to handle prizes, it wouldn’t be from www.myfreeoffersite.com. I looked it up later to find that it’s completely fake. That URL actually redirects you to a different site that has to do with prize-winning/gambling or something. I didn’t look into it much further. It’s obviously a big scam.

Be careful! This stuff can be very easy to fall into if you’re not thinking about the logistics of the situation.

Stay safe!

-RED 7

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