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Better Business Bureau Issues Texting Scam Alert

On September 30, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a scam alert urging consumers to be aware that scammers are trying to gain your trust and ultimately, your money using text messages with a spoofed caller ID. The BBB says the scam is hard to spot at first glance as the text message appears to be coming from someone you are familiar with.

Scammers send you a text message that show up on your phone as "Mom," "Dad," or some other familiar person that most everyone has; scammers are betting on the fact that many people have "Mom" or "Dad" saved in their contact list and are hoping you respo...


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