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Monday, January 19, 2009

Walmart Gift Card email scam

Seems like walmart is getting their name smothered all over the news again. Seems scammers are now targeting our email boxes with a age old technique of sending an email offer. The dead give away is the email ask for credit card information.

If you fall victim make sure you contact the federal trade commission and report your loss. Anytime any email asking for confidential information such as a credit card 99.9 percent its a scam.


Gilliamhome said...

Just received call from foreign speaking persons, they said I won a $500 gift card. I DID NOT provide any personal information - they already had me located and names of all people living in my home. I would not provide them any information. I told them the call was recorded and that I would be notifying the FTC and the FBI. The person on the other end began swearing in english, calling me every name in the book. He hung up on me. GOOD! Should I report this unknown caller and unknown number or is it a waste of time? Thanks and DON'T GIVE ANYTHING PERSONAL OUT OVER THE TELEPHONE OR INTERNET TO ANYONE!

Watchman01 said...

I personally would report it. This way they have a record for further reference.