(NBC Los Angeles) Walmart is warning customers to be on the lookout for a "scam" text message that promise a $1,000 gift card. Although the message appears to be from the retailer, Walmart said it did not authorize it and customers may be exposing themselves to identity theft or fraud.
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For many Walmart shoppers, it appears to be a text message from heaven: "You have been selected for a $1,000 Walmart gift card."
"Who wouldn't want that?" said Eloisa Sevilla, a San Fernando Valley resident.
Regulars know that on receipts, Walmart asks shoppers to fill out a survey for a chance to win $1,000 gift card. This text message also gives a web address with the retailer's web address, including some additional letters.
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