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Tulsa BBB warns of scam text messages posing as cell service providers

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TULSA, Okla. — Scam text messages posing as your service provider are becoming common practice for thieves.

Karen Molt said she’s received a rash of text messages that appear to be from her cell provider, AT&T.

The context of the text demands payments, something Molt said she’s already made.

“I don’t want to be taken advantage of either,” she said.

The message in question also states “We will lock your device soon. Please clear spam messages.”

“I’m assuming that once you scan that, you are scanning a virus onto your phone,” Molt said.

Bryce Marshall with the Tulsa Better Business Bureau said Molt is right for trusting her gut.

“We see them all the time,” Marshall said. “I personally get them all the time.”

Scam texts are making their rounds not only in Green Country but nationwide.

“Scammers get your numbers from either different websites that you’ve signed up for,” Marshalls said.

He said that info gets sold to third parties, making it…

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