Phony Shopping Reward Offers Turning up in Local Mailboxes

We're hearing from a woman who says the latest scam could be in anyone's mailbox. She got a suspicious postcard in the mail Wednesday.

It sounds like something most anyone could use:

"We are holding 100 dollars in your name that you can redeem at Walmart or Target," read Pamelia Pino from a postcard she received in the mail.

Pamelia says it sounded too good to be true, but she called the number printed on the postcard anyway. The conversation didn't last long when the man on the other end told Pamelia she needed to send him a few bucks to get her reward.

"I told them this is a scam, goodbye," she said.

Pamelia knows the claim is fake. What she doesn't know is how whoever sent it has her name and exact address.

"It's kind of scary. It really is, because you never know who's trying to get your info," Pamelia said.

She thinks if she got the card, others will get one too. The offer, she says, is worth less than the paper it's printed on.

11 News called the number on the postcard. The person who answered wanted credit card information to pay a onetime fee. 11 News also checked with Walmart, which is supposedly where the gift card is for, and this is a scam, one of many out there.


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