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.
“A majority of the reports that we’ve had are consumers getting text messages with links that say in order to claim a prize or reward you need to fill out the information following the link, so you click on the link. It opens up another page. Of course, the text isn’t from AT&T. It’s from scammers,” explained Babin.
If you click the link, you may be prompted to log into a lookalike website that scammers use to get hold of your personal information.
“When you click on a link, you’re never…