October 20, 2021
Business

Text message scams offering ‘too good to be true’ discounts

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Con-artists are offering too good to be true discounts in the hope that consumers will jump on these “deals.” 

Everyone loves a deal including scammers. Reports suggest scammers are impersonating well-known companies and offering discounts.

Chris Babin, with the Better Business Bureau of Acadiana, said, “We’ve had a lot of reports in the Acadiana area of people getting text messages, really from AT&T more specifically, in our local area promising different things apologizing for outages or different things from the hurricanes and promising different rewards and prizes and having consumers fill out information that’s leaving them vulnerable.”

The message claims that due to the pandemic, the company would like to help people out by offering them a good deal. These range from free or discounted services to gift cards and cash.

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