Better Business Bureau warns of gift card scam

March 22, 2012 3:47:13 PM PDT
The Better Business Bureau says a scam that uses the names of some big chain stores to lure victims involves a text message being sent to cell phone users.

Recipients are told they have won a $1,000 Best Buy or Wal-Mart gift card. They are then directed to a website.

The Better Business Bureau calls this "smishing" because the scammers are using a text message as a way to collect someone's credit card or personal information.

The bureau says you should check a website closely before you give out any information.