Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Wal-Mart noted that www.walmartgift.mobi was the most popular site where consumers were being directed via SMS. "This site is not owned, operated by, or affiliated with Walmart," the big box retailer said. "Any site can be used for this scam and users are often asked for private personal information including credit card numbers or social security numbers. Providing this type of information is very likely to lead to identity theft or credit card fraud."
Wal-Mart said none of the sites to which consumers are directed are associated with Wal-Mart. The retailer added it never sends text messages to customers asking for personal data, such as credit card information and Social Security numbers.
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