TOPEKA (KSNT) – A local woman is warning others about a scam that almost cost her identity.
Gail Foster placed an online order at the popular retail store Bed Bath & Beyond. When she got an update on her order that looked like it was from the retailer, she quickly realized something wasn’t right.
“You have a missed parcel, please reschedule at all this stuff right here,” Foster said as she read the text message she received after putting in her order.
At first, the text message looked legitimate to her, especially after she had just placed an online order with Bed Bath & Beyond. Once she clicked on the link and it prompted her for more information. She knew something wasn’t quite right.
“That’s when it wanted to know my checking account number and etc., and it said that I owed $2.20,” Foster said. “Then, when I got that done, it said next. I thought well what more do you need?”