New Scam Aiming At Target Store Customers

There's a new scam targeting going around via a text message claiming Target is giving away free groceries to help aid during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The text reads that the recipient has qualified for $175 worth of free groceries and comes with a link to redeem the offer.

If the the link is clicked it can install a mean undetected virus, malware, spyware or ransomware on your device enabling hackers to obtain personal information, such as passwords to mobile banking and email & credit card information.

Target got a wind of the scam and posted this message on the Target website “Don’t click on or respond to online ads or websites offering free gift cards. These are often scams,”.

Target also shared email tips “Before opening, ask yourself: Am I expecting this email? Do I recognize the sender’s email address and is it spelled correctly? If this email references a company I shop, does it come from that company itself?”

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