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Thursday, February 4th, 2021 5:40 PM

Scam: "AT&T Free Msg: You came in ... in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES"

I received a text that says "AT&T Free Msg: Makenzie! You came in 2nd in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here : (website link), or show this code at AT&T story (code)"

I do not live in Connecticut so I assume this is a scam but just to be sure.

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2 years ago

Got the same one as well. I won an iPAD PRO! Fantastic.

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2 years ago

@Sirerik

Let us know if you actually receive it. 

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I just got this and figured it was a scam.    AT&T : Aderir de Paulo! You came 1st in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here: q8fmk.info/alj5nn8VWS, or show this code at AT&T store 1z49772.    

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I just got this scam text.    AT&T : Aderir de Paulo! You came 1st in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here: q8fmk.info/alj5nn8VWS, or show this code at AT&T store 1z49772

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I just received this text. Scam 🤦🏻‍♂️AT&T : Aderir de Paulo! You came 1st in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here: q8fmk.info/alj5nn8VWS, or show this code at AT&T store 1z49772

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yep thats the one going around now

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Received a text message from 1(469)543-5832 stating: "AT&T Free Msg: (name left out for privacy purposes)! You came in 1st in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim the prize here: (link, left out as well), or show this code at AT&T store (left code out, as well)."

I did not put the specifics for the name or the link or the code that was in the message for privacy purposes, but 1) the name that I got a text for is not mine, 2) I am not a Connecticut resident, and 3) just checking to see if this is legit, not for my own sake but for the person this message should have been for, if actually real. Looking for feedback or advice since I will not click on the link in the text for fear of a virus. Thanks!

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Fifth post on this I've seen in two days.  It's just a scam.  You could forward it to 7726

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There are other posts asking about the same "sweepstakes".....Connecticut (and they don't even live in Connecticut),  free iPhone12 or free iPad, just need to pay $1-$2 shipping, yada yada, yada.

It's a scam that is apparently making the rounds.

Shoutout to everyone who can remember their childhood phone number but can't remember the password they created yesterday.  You are my people.  😊

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2 years ago

You know there are multiple posts when the mods start corralling them into one thread!

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2 years ago

My first clue that it is a scam was that the text is addressed to "Andrew." My name is "Molly." I figured AT&T would know who I am. Side note: I kept getting texts to "Andrew" a few months ago about potential buyers lining up to purchase some land "I" have in Missouri. I have no land in Missouri, and I'm still not Andrew. Once I responded to a text accepting one of their offers, I stopped getting the messages. 

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2 years ago

i too got one said i came in 1st.  AT&T says forward suspicious text to 7726 

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I received this text

AT&T : KIMBERLY! You came 2nd in the Connecticut AT&T REWARDS! Claim your iPhone12 here: q5fmv.info/NvYtyXs7u5, or show this code at AT&T store 1z71331

Is this a scam

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sandblaster

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Yes, it’s a scam. I got that text too, apparently many are.

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