I am chucking a lot of spam lately and it’s mostly from kings and queens of some land in Nigeria, paypal spoofs, ebay scams, photography scams etc. But THIS one ALMOST had me fooled for a SECOND.
I purchase movies, games and the like from WalMart.com. It’s cheaper and fast to ship. It’s good. I wasn’t too surprised to see a “Customer Satisfaction Survey” in my inbox. As I read through the email, I noticed I was going to be PAID for filling out the survey. Okay, come on. Did I really think that WalMart was going to pay ME for taking their survey. Um NO. Right then and there I stopped. After looking at the site, I noticed a few things were funny.
The sad realization is that scamming is a multi-billion dollar a year industry. Yes, it’s an industry. Before you click on ANYTHING that comes in your email, make sure it’s from someone that you trust. If you aren’t sure, DELETE it. Better to be safe than sorry.
Here are some dead giveaways it’s not walmart’s site:
Wal-Mart spends billions a year on advertising. They wouldn’t “forget” to change their logo if they were sending out a survey.
We can see clearly that the site is different..
How about this one? It SCREAMS scam 😉 Why would I give YOU MY credit card information. I will give you my address and you can mail me the check 😉
BEWARE OF THIS EMAIL:
(and don’t click on the link please)
You’ve been selected to take part in our quick and easy 9 questions survey.
In return we will credit $90.00 to your account – Just for your time!
Please spare two minutes of your time and take part in our online survey so we can improve our services.
Don’t miss this chance to change something.
To access the form please click the link below :
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