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Bxsy.biz Best Buy Giftcard Spam Text – Scam Alert

The following information appears as a scam warning for consumers to avoid.

I received the following spam text message. As you will see this message can lead to possible identity theft and a financial impact. Warn others not to respond to it.

Bxsy.biz Best Buy Giftcard Spam Text   Scam Alert

This spam text message is interesting in that it instructs recipients to text STP instead of STOP to prevent messages. It came from 816-805-7849.

The website given is bestbuy.com.bxsy.biz. That is not an official Best Buy website. In this case bestbuy.com is a subdomain of bxsy.biz.

BXSY.BIZ

Public records show the domain is hidden by private records registered to:

Administrative Contact ID: INTE4BTDPUMI8SOI
Administrative Contact Name: Domain Administrator
Administrative Contact Organization: Fundacion Private Whois
Administrative Contact Address1: Attn: bxsy.biz
Administrative Contact Address2: Aptds. 0850-00056
Administrative Contact City: Panama
Administrative Contact Postal Code: Zona 15
Administrative Contact Country: Panama
Administrative Contact Country Code: PA
Administrative Contact Phone Number: +507.65995877

The server is actually located in Prague at Hlavni Mesto Praha – Prague – Casablanca Int and outside of U.S. control.

Incredibly there is a link on the page that was sent via text that shows the stats on the site.

Bxsy.biz Best Buy Giftcard Spam Text   Scam Alert

By entering the word FREE as instructed it takes you to this page at bestbuy.topoffers4u.com.

Bxsy.biz Best Buy Giftcard Spam Text   Scam Alert

topoffers4u.com also has hidden domain ownership.

Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0128631060
96 Mowat Ave
Toronto, ON M6K 3M1
CANADA

In this case the server is located within the United States at Singlehop Inc.

That looks innocent enough but if you enter an email address it takes you to a page that requests your personal information.

Bxsy.biz Best Buy Giftcard Spam Text   Scam Alert

The Catch

If you read the fine print of this offer you will find the following statement, “Completion of reward offers most often requires a purchase or filing a credit application and being accepted for a financial product such as a credit card or consumer loan.”

The privacy terms clearly state that any personal information you enter on the site will be shared with unknown parties.

We will share any and all personal information you submit to our Company with third parties who may have products or services you will find of interest. We will share your information without your additional consent.

By giving your permission during the account registration process, you expressly consent to receive such promotional materials from us, Debt Solution Center, and/or our business partners or other companies via various media channels, which includes, but is not limited to, SMS messaging (standard carrier text messaging charges will apply).

We may also share your information with affiliated and non-affiliated third-parties to offer products or services, including but not limited to magazine offers, that may be of interest or benefit to our customers. – Source

The site terms on thetopoffers4u.com say that it is from DailyDealOffers.com (source) which is registered in Canada at:

Administrator, Domain [email protected]
20 Eglinton Ave. E.
Toronto, Ontario M4P1A9
Canada
+1.4165430181

Stay Away

Responding to this spam text message can result in a consumer giving up personal information that may be given to unknown others, used for identity theft and result in a financial impact.

If you have had any experience with this program, please post your comments and feedback in the comments below.

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  • http://twitter.com/Minty_51009 Mindy

    How do you stop it?

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      If they sent from the same number you could block it but otherwise I don’t know how.

  • Really?

    mine came from 717-744-8193 “you’ve WON the $1000 BestBuy Card drawing.  Get your prize now at http://www.bestbuy.com which is a legitimate web site.

  • Noway

    Got this text today.   From 1 480 297-9205   Your entry in our drawing WON you a FREE $1,000.00 Best Buy Giftcard!   Enter (000) (my area code) at http://www.bestbuy.com.bztz.biz  to claim it and we can ship it to you immediately.   Want to hear something really strange ?   Husbands cell phone got the SAME TEXT this morning !!   I’d say about 2 hours or so before I got mine !!!

  • RS

    Got one today from 412 680 9311.  Same website.  From A T & T Wireless Subsidiary.  They used a Go Phone to send the mass SPAM text.

  • Dasda

    I just got this text last night at 1am!   I forwarded this number to SPAM by Verizon.   Hopefully they’ll be able to stop it.   By the way, the phone number the spam company uses changes every week so blocking it is a bit useless.    

  • Yoshi21

    I just received two with a slightly different address, the link was http://www.bestbuy.com.buqt.biz/ but I figured it was the same scam. Great info by the way thanks

  • Guest

     I would never consider responding to an unsolicited text like this, but I am mad that I incur a fee every time I get a text, even if I don’t open it.  I’m on the Do Not Call registry, and have filed a complaint, but that doesn’t stop spammers and scammers from texting me.

  • Guest

    Just got this spam text as well – the number is from a +1-510-604-2801

  • Crisaraguaney

    I received the text mess on my cell phone, completed info about my date of birth and address!!!! Then I suspected something and closed the window! What can I do now? What are they going to do w/my information?

  • Skentmar

    I got the text at 5:47 a.m. today (5/16/12). The code to enter and the location of the form were slightly different, but the form was identical. I’m glad I looked this up, too.

  • techfan

    this is one of the most useful websites I’ve ever seen, and your description of how this works, and why it’s a scam is awesome.  GREAT work and thanks for the excellent information.  Nice job.

  • LindaKirby

    I just received the same txt message on my phone, and looked it up….I figured it was a scam. Glad I looked it up…..

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