Satisfaction Survey Scam Alert

It sounds like a great deal: getting paid for your opinion. However, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says you can file this one under "too good to be true."

The Attorney General's office says it's getting complaints about email pushing people to take a membership satisfaction survey for Wal-Mart and other stores. The email says you can make $250 on the deal. All you have to do is fill out the survey and fill in your bank account information, so the company can deposit $250 dollars into your account. In reality, officials say they'll use that bank information to take money out of your account.

The state says don't be fooled by the emails because they use logos, copyright symbols and real-looking web addresses.


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  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Nov 3, 2009 at 07:00 AM
    Who falls for this stuff anymore? I've done paid surveys & they never ask for personal info. I cant figure out why anyone would willingly hand over the keys to their bank account and their life and not wonder if it's a good idea or not.. truly. It's like the emails saying I'm in another country and I need to transfer money and I'll give you some - just give me a bank account to put it in. YEAH RIGHT. If people would just use the brains God gave 'em, these kind of scams would die out overnight. It isnt like info and identity theft isnt a big enough problem without someone helping them along - speaking as an unwilling and careful individual who STILL got victimized once.
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