Fake marketing surveys promising gift cards worth up to £100 in exchange for completing them impersonate ASDA, Morrisons, and Tesco. Although no presents are provided, users do lose money and data. Check out the short list for tips on how Gmail and Outlook users may be safe and secure online.
Hackers and fraudsters are always looking for new ways to deceive innocent people into clicking on dangerous websites and stealing their personal information and money. In the most recent email scam, which has struck Gmail and Outlook, scammers deceive victims by sending them correspondence that seems like it came from a grocery. This persuades users to click on the links. Simply put, people lose their money, personal information, or both. In reality, it appears that these phishing emails use official-looking branding and emails to trick people into clicking on the links included therein.
According to a discussion on Which? Conversations, users who receive similar emails on popular email services like Gmail and Outlook are being offered lucrative prizes in the form of gift cards that are reportedly valid at these retailers. However, in order to ‘claim’ these gift cards, scammers mislead visitors that they must first complete the short survey.
Users who click on the links will be directed to a website, but no rewards or gift cards will be awarded. According to Which?, a number of similar emails are appearing in users’ inboxes. and it appears that the majority of these emails claim to be from large supermarkets offering non-existent gift cards to individuals who participate in surveys. The first scam was discovered in June, when customers began receiving offers for a GBP 90 gift card from Sainsbury’s in exchange for survey participation, according to Express UK. These emails, according to Which? Conversations, are targeted at multiple supermarkets in order to earn users’ trust and entice them to participate. The attackers can then acquire their login information and passwords.
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