POSTED: Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 10:30pm
UPDATED: Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 7:47pm
Tyler, TX — You may want to think twice before viewing a surprising text message reading "You've Won".
Scams happen every day, but it's more common during the holidays, so if you get that text message that's too good to be true, be careful because you may be scammed.
Many people have been filing complaints to the Better Business Bureau about these text messages.
KETK spoke to Mechelle Mills of better business bureau to discuss this scam.
"Ever since the holiday season started, people have been receiving these text messages saying they've won a gift card and they want you to go to a certain website and type in a pin-code and it takes you to a website that looks like it could be the companies website, but it's not."
Mills tells KETK, scammers end up stealing your personal and financial information.
"They will supposedly send you a $1000.00 gift card to whatever company they're advertising or claiming to be," says Mechelle Mills.
Mills says, the website might of high-jacked the company's logo making it look official.
"Don't reply with stop or anything like that, but what you can do is type in 7726 which is basically means spam,"says Mechelle Mills.
By texting 7266, it will send a message to your service provider to block future spam text messages.