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Phony $1,000 Target Gift Card is the Scam of the Year

A fake contest for a $1,000 Target gift card has been declared 2012's "Scam of the Year" by online complaint resolution platform Scambook. Most victims of this "smishing" con haven't lost any money - yet. But the bad news for those who fell for it is, the trouble has only just begun.