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Thu, Feb 4, 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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I received this text from AT&T:

AT&T: Barbara you came in third in the Connecticut contest Claim your I PAD PRO here:               r1fmz.info/gSpPZv1PiZ or show this code at a AT&T store 1z91555. I did not click on the site I think this is a fraud I  have been with AT&T for a lot of  years never heard or saw them do a contest like this?. Could use a free I Pro Pad but something about this does not seen to be true.   Please let me know I this is true THANK YOU  

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It’s a scam.

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Add me to the list.  "AT&T Free Msg: Gordon! You came in 1st in the Connecticut AT&T CONTEST! Claim the iPad Pro here: ..." 

Has anyone actually clicked on the link? Curious what happens. It did get my name right.

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I got the same thing saying first place. Haha always to get someone. Sad thing is they will get an older person that is naive. 

AT&T Free Msg: Neva! You came 1st in the Connecticut AT&T CONTEST! Claim your bounty here: r2fxv.info/Z7KoF3n1rk, or show this code at AT&T store 1z19404 

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Well known scam

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AT&T Free Msg: Russell! You came 2nd in the Connecticut AT&T REWARDS! Claim your iPad Pro here: r2fxv.info/Z7M4IFjgjt, or show this code at AT&T store 1z54314

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Yep scam 

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I just received it today. February 6th, 2021. 

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This is so obviously a scam or virus! I first received a text informing the previous owner of my phone number that she had won and I immediately deleted the text and blocked the phone number that was connected to the text. I was notified about two hours later that I had won the same exact spot in the same exact sweepstakes. Amazing! Clearly I must have won, right?!?! Lol! 

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You're in good company. Lots of folks have won in the Connecticut sweepstakes 😁

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Just got a text from (469) 649-3957 saying I came in 3rd in the Connecticut sweepstakes and won an iPhone 12. Well, for starters, I don’t live in Connecticut and two, I already have an iPhone 12 and third, I never entered any sweepstakes.  

and I don’t click on random links either 

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Good lord. 🤦 it’s a scam

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Congratulations!!  I came in 3rd!!  Also not from Connecticut either. 

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AT&T Free Msg: Barbara! You came 2nd in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your iPad Pro here: r2fxv.info/Z7KoF3xxEl, or show this code at AT&T store 1z63149

I stupidly clicked on the link without thinking. Now what do I do?

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Did you give them any personal information like a credit card number (for 'shipping')?

There are MULTIPLE posts about this scam.

It's weird being the same age as old people.  😊

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Just got a text saying that I came in first for the Connecticut At&t Contest. I thought it was a scam but at the end it says take this code ------- to an At&t store. Is this a real contest?

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I received a message that I came in third in the AT&T Connecticut sweepstakes.  Are you or did you run such a sweepstakes?  I believe this is a scam/fraud.

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Known scam. Reports are being consolidated in one thread it seems. Also they have an official report spam process to forward from the phone that is mentioned by an official post.

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Mine says I came in first and I too do not live there. 

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Says I came in first and I too do not live there.

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I have received random texts that claim I have won some award, see below. I don't live in Connecticut never been there. I don't have any account with AT&T. Is this a scam?

AT&T Free Msg: George! You came 1st in the Connecticut AT&T REWARDS! Claim the bounty here: r4fzc.info/Xa3OAbn0oJ, or show this code at AT&T store 1z18459

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I received the same exact message today, on an ATT COU phone. Only difference is obviously my name was on it and it was first prize. For sure a phishing/scam.

AT&T Free Msg: xXxxxx! You came 1st in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim the iPad Pro here: r4fzc.info/X9YMpl8ckm, or show this code at AT&T store 1z43488

wanted to see how many others received the same message. I am also in FL! 

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