BestBuy Giftcard Text Message SCAM from (661) 706-2688

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BestBuy Giftcard Text Message SCAM from (661) 706-2688

Today's episode of Is it Real, or Is It A Scam comes in the form of a text-message sent from (661) 706-2688 .

The text message reads:Bestbuy text message scam from 661 706-2688

Your entry in our drawing WON you a FREE $1,000 BestBuy Giftcard!  Enter (your area code) at www.bestbuy.com.bdey.biz to claim it and we can ship it to you immediately.

We aren't sure how this scam works exactly - it may just be a method to verify if your phone number is valid, but we can confirm that it is not legitimate. 

Some tips that this text message is a scam:

  • You probably did not enter in a drawing at BestBuy
  • The website, www.bestbuy.com.bdey.biz is NOT "bestbuy"!  A close examinaiton revieles that it is bdey.biz with the subdomain of bestby.com disgusied intentionally into fooling you into thinking it is bestbuy.com.  bdey.biz is located in Paris France and all informaiton about the owner is hidden/private
  • BestBuy is not known for notifying winners via text-messaging

Note that this text message scam may also say that you have won a Target.com giftcard.

If you recieve this text message, ignore and delete it.  No harm can come to your phone by simply reading it.

 

 

   

   

Anonymous Visitor
www.bestbuy.com.bdey.biz
Got this same text message today that i won a drawing to www.bestbuy.com.bdey.biz but from a different phone number.
Anonymous Visitor
Re: BestBuy Giftcard Text Message SCAM from (661) 706-2688
the site that it takes you to on the target scam gets flagged by my AVG as a virus infected page
Anonymous Visitor
Re: BestBuy Giftcard Text Message SCAM from (661) 706-2688
Dont do it
Marie Waddell
Text Message from (661) 706-2688
Getting a spam from wal-mart...messed up my chat...dont know where to put this info but here..good luck...

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