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Gift-card scam: The Real Deal

The Federal Trade Commission is warning people about a gift-card scam that’s in circulation.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The Federal Trade Commission is warning people about a gift-card scam that’s in circulation.

They say people are receiving random, unsolicited text messages saying they can claim a free gift card.

The message directs people to click on a link, which leads to a bogus website where they are told to register for the gift card.

To register, the user is required to enter personal information.

The FTC says no one actually receives a gift card – the operation is meant to allow certain companies to collect and sell personal information to third parties.

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