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Scam Alert: Text message wants your credit information

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

January 30, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A new texting scam, may simply be phishing for your credit card information.

Pastor Yaz Johnson got this text message sent to his phone this week. It claims your credit card has been locked and then supplies a number to call to key in your credit card information to unlock the card. Right away Johnson said there were red flags that made him think this was a scam.

"First of all this number did not look familiar from any of the credit card companies I'm aware of and the email address they had given me looked kind of suspicious," said Pastor Yaz Johnson, scam victim.

When we called the number all we got was a recording that asks for your credit card number, it's expiration date, and your pin number.

When we entered random numbers it told us our account was now active.