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Better Business Bureau warns against text-message scamming during holidays

December 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Criminals are using text messages to try to scam you. If you've ever gotten a text from a major retailer telling you that you've won a gift card, don't buy into it.

Authorities say crooks are trying get you to give away your personal and credit card information.

The Better Business Bureau says it's currently one of the top five scams. They always ramp up around the holidays.