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A text message-based scam is going around this holiday season.

The Better Business Bureau said shoppers across the country are reporting a gift card text message scam.

The method is called "smishing," and it involves receiving a text message saying you've won a gift card to a major retailer.

The message will lead you to a website that appears legitimate but will ask you for personal information, such as your name and mailing address.

The BBB said the texts are just a way for shady advertisers to collect information about you.

You can report any scams to the BBB's website.