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Better Business Bureau warns of ‘unclaimed rewards’ scam

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Posted at 3:00 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 03:00:05-04

The Better Business Bureau is warning of an “unclaimed rewards” scam.

Scammers promise unclaimed rewards to trick people into providing credit card information.

The victims get a postcard, email or social media message, saying they have an unclaimed reward at major retailers like Walmart and Target, and provide a phone number to claim it.

On the phone, they’re asked to confirm their identity and provide credit card information to pay for mailing costs.

Then the scammers try to use the credit card to buy items.

The BBB recommends being wary of unsolicited correspondence and to never give personal information to people you don’t know.

You can learn more about the scam by clicking HERE.

Additional information is also available at BBB.org/scamtips