Wouldn’t it be nice if Walmart would send us a random $500 Walmart gift card occasionally? Oh, wait, did you just get one? It looks legitimate too, right? Sorry to burst your bubble but you might be victim of the latest , involving the giant retailer’s name. How does it work?
Criminals send thousands of emails a day asking recipients to participate in a survey. In return, they promise a gift card worth, say, $500. The scammers also claim to be retail chains or fast food restaurants reps. They even use the real logos in their email to make it seem legitimate. The latest name used is $500 Walmart GiftCard.
Many times the subject of the email could be: “A small gift for [insert your name]” or “Claim Your $500 Walmart Gift Card Inside”. The content of the message is something along these lines.