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Walmart warns of texting scam

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) -- Walmart is warning you to be on the lookout for a text message scam.

The text promises a $1,000 gift card with a link that takes you to a site that requests personal information. Walmart says it did not authorize it.

This has prompted the company to coin a new term, called "smishing". This is the texting version of "phishing".

If you receive this text message, Walmart is urging you to ignore it. Otherwise, you could be exposing yourself to identity theft or fraud.

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