Police warn of $1,000 Target gift card scam

Target gift card illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt 

(Scroll down for video) Everyone would jump at the opportunity to get their hands on a $1,000 gift card for free, but police warn that you should watch out for scams, according to police reports.

Omaha, Nebraska, police are warning residents of a scam text message that promises a gift card of $1,000 from the Target retail store.

Police said that Target has nothing to do with the text message, which instructs the recipient to enter personal information on a website.

The text message said that the recipients can or have earned $1,000 from Target, and the recipient is
registered for the contest.

Omaha Police officials said that they are working with Target to resolve the association of Target with the fake website.

Police have also warned people never to enter personal information on suspicious websites. Police note that companies never invite people to their website just for entering their personal information and a website instructing visitors to do so should be reported immediately.