A new spam text message is being sent out claiming you have won a prize. The message reads:
St Louis – 314 – Part 1
Your entry in our drawing WON you a free $1,000 Target Giftcard! Enter “919” at target.com.dtcv.biz and we can ship it to you
Sent from 918-403-9426
So here is the deceptive problem. What looks like a target website, is not a target website.
dtcv.biz is a domain name registered by Ciera Afolo in Indore, India. It has nothing to do with Target. The domain name was just registered today and is already being used as spam. The server the site is on isn’t even in the United States, it’s in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
When you go to the website it is designed to fake you into believe it is related to Target.
The site redirects you to target.myrewardshouse.com. This site was registered on July 14, 2012 to an anonymous party. This server is located in Kremenchung, Ukraine.
This site asks you to put in your email address.
But if we read the fine print we learn in order for you to win, you must first apply for a credit card or consumer loan.
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. – Source
In order to receive credit for participating in a financial offer you must be approved and accept the underlying credit card or loan product. For credit cards you may also be required use the card by making a purchase or balance transfer and remain a cardholder in good standing for at least ninety days. – Source
Once you put in your email address you are taken to a page that asks you for personal information. It’s obviously a fishing expedition for information that could be used to steal your identity and asks if you are diabetic or interested in going back to school.
It also appears this information is used to sign you up for a number of trial offers that “you must typically pay a fee for shipping and/or processing.”- Source
Here are the claimed prizes they say you will “win” if you are selected. If you read through the offers below you will find that you could be obligating yourself to thousands of dollars a month in recurring fees.
This is a Scam. Stay Away
Netflix: Two-week trial period. Thereafter membership subscription costs a minimum of $8.99 per month, based on subscription selected, until you cancel your subscription.
Onlingo: For free trial, pay $6.95 for shipping and processing to try kit for 14 days. If not cancelled during trial period, subsequent kits will be automatically shipped about every 30 days until cancelled for a discounted price of $69.95.
Columbia House DVD: Buy 5 DVD’s for $0.49 each plus $1.99 shipping and processing per unit (if you buy an additional discount ($14.95) DVD, shipping is FREE). Buy 5 additional DVDs over the next year at prices as low as $19.95 or more plus shipping and processing. You may cancel at any time after doing so.
BuyLow Auctions: Pay $4.95 for the BuyLow Auctions 10-Bid Trial Pack. You’ll have 3 days from your sign-up date to evaluate the service. If you enjoy BuyLowAuctions.com, simply do nothing. Your credit card will be charged the low price of $49.82 at the end of your 3 day trial period. At that time you will be given 60 Bid Credits. If you are not pleased with the service, just call 412-246-0754 or email us at http://www.buylowauctions.com/index.php?/site/service.html. Trial charges are non refundable. When you accept this trial offer, you will receive a FREE membership in the BuyLow Auctions Bidders Club. That means 3 days after your sign up date you will receive 60 Bid Credits. To ensure you don’t run out, you’ll continue to get 60 Bid Credits every 30 days for the discounted club price of $49.82. No commitments, no hassles. Cancel anytime.
Quality Paperback Book Club: Choose 4 books for $1 each (plus shipping and processing and applicable taxes) plus a FREE gift with membership and you will be charged once membership is approved. The credit/debit card you provide will be used for your introductory offer and any future orders and charges. You must keep a credit/debit card on file during your membership. Once you become a member, if you wish to change your credit/debit card, just contact Customer Service. Members accepted in USA. Easy Membership: Just buy 2 books at regular Club prices in the next year (purchases of non-book items and specially priced books do not count toward your purchase commitment – See Member’s Corner in your Club catalog or online in the FAQs for details). You may cancel any time after that.
You can make your first Club purchase now for just $4.99 (plus shipping and processing and applicable taxes) and reduce your commitment to 1 book in the next year.
Eternal Minerals: You can start your trial now to receive the Eternal Minerals Dead Sea Discovery Kit, pay only for shipping and handling & the cost of the trial, $9.95. You’ll have 14 days from your sign-up date to evaluate the product and see the results for yourself. If you enjoy our kit, simply do nothing. Your credit card will be charged the low price of $79.99 at the end of your 14 day trial period. If you are not amazed with your results, just call 866-363-6797 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your membership and return the remaining portion of the product. Please keep in mind, once the order is submitted, your trial shipment cannot be canceled. Trial and shipping and handling charges are non refundable. Plus, when you accept this trial offer, you will also receive a FREE membership in the Eternal Minerals Spa Club. That means 45 days after your sign-up date you will be shipped a fresh supply of Eternal Minerals. To ensure you don’t run out, you’ll continue to get a new shipment every 45 days for the discounted club price of $59.99. No commitments, no hassles, cancel anytime.
ColoSLIM: By ordering today you will receive a 30-day supply of ColoSLIM™ Weight loss and Cleansing aid to try for 15 days for just $1.00, plus a S&H fee of up to $9.42. In addition, you will also be enrolled in the ColoSLIM™ Living Clean and Lean Club. If you do not cancel your club membership within 15 days from the date of shipment and return the unused portion of your 30-day supply in accordance with the Returns and Refunds Policy you will be billed $79.41 for the 30-day supply, and continue to be billed every month at the club price of $79.41, plus S&H for each 30-day supply until you cancel. You can cancel anytime by contacting customer service via phone at 1-866-514-6870 or by clicking here to cancel online. Please note that your credit or debit card information may be transferred to our third-party marketing partners if you choose to participate in any of their programs following this transaction.
Eyepothesis: How the Offer Works, enroll in an 8-day Trial, receive a 30-day supply, and your credit card will be charged $1.00 (non-refundable) S&P. If it is not right for you, call 1-866-711-2829 within 8 days of your initial order to cancel your trial and owe nothing more. You must take affirmative action to avoid further charges. Return the unused portion of the shipment, the trial is yours to keep. Otherwise, at the end of the trial you will be automatically enrolled in our Forever Young™ Club and your credit card will be charged $78.41 for the product you received. Every 30 days thereafter you will be sent a new 30 day supply and your credit card will be billed $78.41 (40% discount off retail price) plus $5.95 S&P.
National Credit Report: Our Free Credit Report and Free Credit Score offers include one Free Experian™ Credit Report and one Free Experian™ Credit Score. This offer also includes a Free 7-day trial in our Triple Safeguard Credit Monitoring™ Service which sends you email alerts each time there is an inquiry made to your credit file with each of the three credit reporting agencies (i.e. Experian™, Equifax™, and TransUnion™). Upon ordering the Free comprehensive credit report and credit score product, your credit card will be authorized to spend $14.95 which will be charged to your credit card at the conclusion of the Free 7- day trial.
NationalCreditReport.com™ offers you an easy and immediate way to see your comprehensive FREE Credit Report and FREE Credit Score as well as your 3-in-1 credit reports from all three credit reporting agencies. Simply complete the appropriate order form and click through to see your free credit report(s) and/or free credit score(s) within a few minutes. Along with the delivery of your comprehensive credit report and credit score products, you will receive a complimentary 7-day trial of Triple Safeguard Credit Monitoring™ Service and $25,000 of ID Theft Insurance*. Membership in Triple Safeguard Credit Monitoring™ and the ID Theft Insurance will continue past the trial membership at a cost of $14.95 per month, unless cancelled prior to the end of the 7-day trial period.
Please note that the first day of the 7-day trial starts the same day that you place your order. There is no obligation and you may cancel your membership at any time. Your comprehensive Free Credit Report and Free Credit Score are yours to keep. You are free to cancel your credit monitoring trial at any time and must notify us by phone at 1.888.887.4287 (Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time) during the 7-day Credit Monitoring Service trial if you do not want to continue your Triple Safeguard Credit Monitoring™ membership past the Free 7-day trial period. Otherwise, your credit card will be charged $14.95 per month for each month that you continue your membership in this important credit monitoring service.
ReCharge Energy Drink: Trial Information: Register for your 10 day Trial of ReCharge Energy to receive a full 30-day supply for just $6.87 (price includes shipping and processing). You will have 10 days from your order date to try ReCharge Energy for yourself. If you enjoy ReCharge Energy simply do nothing, at the end of your 10 day trial period you will be billed the discounted price of $83.17. If for any reason you feel ReCharge Energy is not for you simply call or email customer service within your 10 day trial period to cancel your membership and to receive return instructions. No commitments, no hassles. ReCharge Energy Club: If you decide to keep the ReCharge Energy trial, you will be enrolled into the ReCharge Energy Club. That means 30 days after your sign up date you will be shipped a full 1 month supply of ReCharge Energy. You will continue to get a fresh shipment every 30 days for the low price of $83.17. You can cancel any time by calling or emailing Customer Service. No risk, no obligation, cancel any time! Taxes: All Pennsylvania orders are subject to a 7% sales tax.
Simple Brite: Trial Information: Register for your 10 day Trial of SimpleBrite to receive a full 30-day supply for just $6.95 (price includes shipping and processing). You will have 10 days from your order date to try SimpleBrite for yourself. If you enjoy SimpleBrite simply do nothing, at the end of your 10 day trial period you will be billed the discounted price of $73.17. If for any reason you feel SimpleBrite is not for you simply call or email customer service within your 10 day trial period to cancel your membership and to receive return instructions. No commitments, no hassles. SimpleBrite Club: If you decide to keep the SimpleBrite trial, you will be enrolled into the SimpleBrite Club. That means 30 days after your sign up date you will be shipped a full 1 month supply of SimpleBrite. You will continue to get a fresh shipment every 30 days for the low price of $73.17. You can cancel any time by calling or emailing Customer Service. No risk, no obligation, cancel any time! Taxes: All Pennsylvania orders are subject to a 7% sales tax.
Discover Miles Card: Requires signing up and being accepted for the card.
Blockbuster: Your first month subscription will be for $9.99. Thereafter you will be charged $19.99 per monthly subscription until you cancel your membership.
Discover: Requires signing up and being accepted for the credit card. No annual fee.
Netflix: Two-week trial period. Thereafter membership subscription costs a minimum of $8.99 per month, based on subscription selected, until you cancel your subscription.
Purity Mineral: Register for a $1.00 trial of Purity by Mineral Science to receive a full two-month supply of the Purity Mineral Collection. You pay only for shipping and handling ($7.95) & the cost of the trial. You will have 14 days to evaluate the product. If you like the results you will be charged $59.99 at the end of your 14-day trial period, unless you cancel during the trial period. When you register for the trial offer, you will also receive a FREE membership in the Purity Beauty Club. That means 45 days after your sign up date you will be shipped a fresh two-month supply of Purity Mineral Foundation, Mineral All-Over Glow and Mineral Rice Finishing Powder. And so you don’t run out, you’ll continue to get a new shipment every 60 days for the discounted club price of $29.99. Cancel anytime. Please keep in mind, once the order is submitted, trial shipment cannot be cancelled. Trial charges are not refundable.
GameFly: 1 Month Trial for $8.95. After your first month, you authorize GameFly to charge your credit card the membership fee of $15.95 per month (plus any applicable taxes) and on a monthly basis thereafter, until you cancel your membership.
Disney Movie Club: As a Disney Movie Club member, all you need to do is buy 5 movies at regular Club prices in the next 24 months (starting at $19.95 per DVD), plus shipping and processing of $3.95 for the first title in each order, and $1.00 for each additional title in that same order. You may cancel your membership at any time after purchasing the 5 movies. By agreeing to purchase at least 5 regular-priced movies in the next 24 months, you qualify to receive 3 Disney DVDs of your choice from the list of titles currently available from the Disney Movie Club for $.99 each. Shipping and processing is free.
Dermitàge: Start your FREE trial today, and we´ll send you a full 30–day supply of Dermitàge Just pay $6.95 for S&P. You have 14 days to try the product and discover why Dermitàge is the right anti–aging treatment for you. If you enjoy the product, do nothing – you´ll be billed the low, low price of just $89.95 at the end of your free–trial period. If for any reason you decide that Dermitàge is not the perfect wrinkle–fighting treatment, call us toll–free at (800) 886–8805 any time during your 14 day free–trial period to cancel your FREE trial – then simply return the product (even if it is empty!) and you will NEVER be billed.
Plus, if you decide to keep Dermitàge, you will receive FREE acceptance in our Platinum Rewards Program, and you´ll receive a new supply of Dermitàge every 30 days at the same low Platinum Rewards price of $89.95 (+ $6.95 S&P). No commitments, no hassles. You can cancel anytime!
Video Professor: By ordering today you agree to “How it Works”, and that you will be billed up to $6.95 (or $8.51 USD in Canada) for shipping and processing today. We will then ship your 3 CD-ROMs to try on a 10-day trial basis. Call 1-800-519-4110 within 10 days to cancel the trial and avoid purchasing the 3 CD-ROMs for $399.95 USD. Please keep any two of the three CD-ROMs without further obligation. If you keep the 3 CD-ROMs you will automatically receive one bonus lesson at half off the purchase price to review on a 10-day trial basis.
Goji Berry Now: Signup for the $1 trial and your card will be billed $1 plus $6.95 shipping and handling. Should you decide to keep the product your card will be charged $79.99 at the end of your trial period. Every two months thereafter your card will be billed $69.99 for a new 2 month supply.
Journey Pass: The term of your contract is one (1) year from the date of enrollment certification. At enrollment certification, you will be charged $4.95 to initiate your trial period. Your annual membership payment in the amount of $99.00 will be billed 14 days from your enrollment certification. These charges will be billed to the form of payment that you provided us today. This agreement will renew at the end of each one (1) month period unless Journey Pass elects not to renew your Membership or you notify us of your intent not to renew pursuant to these terms prior to the end of the current month.
You will have fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of your enrollment certification to evaluate and test the program prior to your initial membership charge. If at any point in time you choose to cancel you must call our Member Services Department and you will be given a cancellation confirmation number. You agree that your membership will not be canceled until you receive such number. Upon cancellation, Journey Pass will discontinue future billing. If you do not cancel during the first fourteen (14) calendar days, we will assume you have elected to continue in the Journey Pass Membership program. Your membership will then automatically renew each year at that year’s term commitment rate until you notify Journey Pass at least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of your current term.
You also agree to be bound by Journey Pass’s Membership Terms and Conditions, which may be modified from time to time at Journey Pass’s sole discretion. These Terms and Conditions may be accessed anytime at http://www.journeypass.com/terms.aspx.
Rapid Reading Institute: Try a 15-day free trial of PhotoReading, the revolutionary rapid reading course that teaches you to read any book in as little as 15 minutes by turning your mind into a human digital camera capturing bits of information at a phenomenal rate of up to 25,000 words a minute.
Upon submitting your order, we will ship you the elite PhotoReading course plus two free bonus items, which will be yours to try without risk for a full 15 days. If at any time and for any reason during the 15-day trial period, you decide that PhotoReading is not for you, simply call 1- 866-774-3482 to return the course with no further obligation to you. Pay nothing. If, however, you decide to keep your course, we will conveniently bill your credit card in five equal monthly payments of $69. It’s that simple!
Mind Body: 21 Day Trial. Try Program One of the Weight Wellness Series for $4.95, and if you are not satisfied for any reason, cancel within 21 days of receiving your order for a full refund. Each Program of the Series builds upon the skills you have developed from the previous Program. Every 21 days, the next Program of the Series is billed to your credit card at the rate of $19.95 per Program, and shipped and/or electronically sent to you. Shipping and Handling is $4.95 per CD and $.99 per downloaded MP3. By Clicking “Submit” you agree to be enrolled in a 21 day trial under the terms outlined. If you wish to receive a refund and it is within 21 days of receiving your order, you must call (888) 668-0797 or email MindBodySeries at customerservice@MindBodySeries.com. Include your name, phone number, order number and email address in the body of your email and “cancel order” in the subject line. We commit to our customers that we will honor any email or telephone request for a cancellation within 5 business days.
Age Invisible: By ordering today you will receive a 30-day supply of AgeInvisible™ Daily Antioxidant Age-Defense Creme to try for 10 days for just $1.00, plus a S&H fee of up to $9.41. In addition, you will also be enrolled in the AgeInvisible™ Skin Care Solutions Club. If you do not cancel your club membership within 10 days from the date of shipment and return the unused portion of your 30-day supply in accordance with the Returns and Refunds Policy you will be billed $78.41 for the 30-day supply, and continue to be billed every month at the club price of $78.41, plus S&H for each 30-day supply until you cancel. You can cancel anytime by contacting customer service via phone at 1-866-686-6429 or by online clicking here to cancel online. Please note that your credit or debit card information may be transferred to our third-party marketing partners if you choose to participate in any of their programs following this transaction.
BellaBrite Teeth Whitening: We are offering you a trial period. By clicking the order button you agree to the full terms in How the Offer Works, enroll in an 8-day trial, receive a 30-day supply, and your credit card will be charged $1.00 S&P. If it is not right for you, call 1-866-366-8424 within 8 days of your initial order to cancel your trial and owe nothing more. You must take affirmative action to avoid further charges. Return the Complete Program portion of the shipment, the trial is yours to keep. Otherwise, at the end of the trial you will be automatically enrolled in our WhiteforLife™ program and your credit card will be charged $78.41 for the product you received. Every 30 days thereafter you will be sent a new 30 day supply and your credit card will be billed $78.41 (40% discount off retail price) plus $5.95 S&P.
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