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jdglasner1
#1 Posted : Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9:10:50 AM(UTC)
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I have been an on-and-off sweeper for a few years, and usually I disregard texts like these, but I wanted to check with y'all, more-experienced sweepers.  If you get a text that says, you won first in their contest and to call a specific number, is it usually a scam?  It had no specifics and the Macy's one I got today was much more detailed about the name of the contest, etc.


 


Text: "You've taken 1st in our monthly contest! Dial ___.


 


Thoughts?

kickstand1
#2 Posted : Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9:38:41 AM(UTC)
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i hope it is legit.  i've never used my cell number for a sweep.  when it says to use mobile number, i use my landline. 

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jdglasner1
#3 Posted : Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9:41:34 AM(UTC)
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kickstand1;181430 wrote:


i hope it is legit.  i've never used my cell number for a sweep.  when it says to use mobile number, i use my landline. 



 


It's too bad that I don't have a landline! ;)

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#4 Posted : Tuesday, October 7, 2014 11:03:56 AM(UTC)
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If they don't identify which sweepstake it is that you won, it's most definitely a scam. I've been notified by text (in fact by Pepsi just a couple weeks ago) and it stated which sweep it was. I was able to look it up and verify that I did enter it. If they give no specific info as to which sweep it is, I'd ignore it, or at the very least I'd google the phrase that was texted to you along with the phone number they want you to call.

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