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Internet Survey Scam

Internet Safety, Scam

Upon arrival at the office this afternoon I was alerted by a co-worker of a survey she began taking because of an invitation to participate was received via an email. This survey, supposedly hosted by Wal-Mart, promised $150 gift card upon completion. As she worked her way through the survey she found that it was asking for her Social Security Number and credit card information.The very astute co-worker did not supply that information, terminated the survey and advised me as soon as she could.

I contacted Wal-Mart corporate offices today and spoke with their representative who stated it is not their survey because Wal-Mart would never ask for that kind of information. Wal-Mart is asking that no one participate in this survey and does invite you to call if you find any other suspicious circumstances.

Please remember that no legitimate business would solicit this kind of information during a survey or via an email; and the only time you would be asked for credit card information is if you are making an online purchase.

Here is the link should you receive a similar email

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