Better Business Bureau warns of text scams
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – With the holidays rapidly approaching, consumers should be on high alert.
Better Business Bureau Regional Director Whitney Quick says impersonator scams are what to look out for.
“So, this is an impersonator scam, what typically happens is you’ll get a text message, and it may say mom or dad on it and what happens in this text message is they are saying something to the lines of, ‘Hey, I’m at the grocery store. I ran out of money, and my card’s not working. Can you wire me $150 bucks? I will pay you back whenever I get home, and then what happens is that turns out to not be your mom and this is an impersonator scam,” said Quick.
“So, if you have had the scam happen to you, go to bbb.org/scamtracker to report this scam. If you have lost any money, make sure that you contact your local police department as soon as that happens,” said Quick.