Scammers are posing as reputable companies and sending fake customer surveys in order to commit identity theft.

Who Is It Targeting: Consumers

What Is It:  Victims receive either an email or text message with the opportunity to complete a customer satisfaction survey with the hopes of receiving $50 gift card for completion. In some cases, this survey is a ploy to get personal information like an address and credit card number, which could potentially expose victims to identity theft.

What Are They After: Bank account number, payment

How Can You Avoid It:

  • Customer surveys from legitimate business do not ask for credit card numbers or banking information.
  • If a company does ask for an address or email, always read the privacy policy to see how your information may be used.
  • Do a quick search online to see if the survey has a scam alert before completing it.

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For full details of this scam check out this article from The Telegraph.