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Scam Alert : Cash Rebate Card' Text Messages Too Good to Be True

submitted on February 27, 2011 by orangearrows in "Stores / Merchants", last updated on February 28, 2011 by YanBz
I got one of these. Signed up - all I saw was a charge of $9.99 on my bill.

Technology is giving scam artists new ways to target consumers. This time, it's fake rebate cards offered through text messages.

A Texas resident received a text message saying "You have been chosen to receive a $100 cash rebate card" and given a phone number to call.

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http://www.walletpop.com/2011/.....-says-bbb/
           

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  • 105624
    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on February 27, 2011
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    It's always helpful to learn about the scams that are going around. Although the majority of us know what to look for, there's always one going around that sneaks up on you.
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    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on February 27, 2011
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    Orangearrows, can you get the charge removed?
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on February 28, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Nope - they said since I clicked on it and signed up - becomes my responsibility.
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on February 28, 2011
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      Bummer. Thanks for giving us a heads-up about it.
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on February 28, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Did you have to give them your CC info in order to receive the rebate?

    But in order to receive the rebate, people would have to hand over their name, address and credit card in order to pay a $4.95 shipping fee.

    That's a red flag to Better Business Bureau officials, who say those fees often turn into a monthly service that's nearly impossible to cancel.
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on February 28, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Nope - it was added to my phone bill. That's why you have to be super careful. They add it based on your phone #.
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    psbb630
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    Posted by psbb630 on March 14, 2011
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    If you call the 888 number and ask the barely english speaking person, their company name they will hang up on you.
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    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on March 15, 2011
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    Sprint finally removed the $9.99 charge from my account. I just had to call a different customer service rep and they were cool about it.

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