RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- Many of us text more than talk on our cell phone - and scammers are texting too. A weird text is showing up on some mobile phones in our area.
I got two phishing-type messages on my personal cell and decided to do a scam check with the Better Business Bureau.
Regardless of how tempted you are to text back or call the number in the message, the BBB says don't take the risk.
The weird texts come from random numbers @vtext.com. One came from NewgenerationsFCU and another showed up on my phone from VACAP-FCU... each with a number to call.
One number rings busy, the other has a detailed message instructing the caller.
"Thanks for calling the health enrollment group customer service department. Hold for the next available agent."
We held on until someone picked up. He explained the text may have been triggered by an online search and that people are always misdialing and getting the wrong number.