There is no such Free Walmart Gift Card Promotion or any other similar kinds of prizes organize by Walmart company over a text message which proves the message claiming you are a winner of $1000 Walmart gift card is a bogus, a complete fake message, not the real one.
If you don’t believe us, then you can contact with Walmart company by yourself to find out the reality.
Below you can find out the examples of such fraudulent messages.
Examples of Walmart gift card Promotion Phishing Text Messages:-
“Congrats ***** (Your Name)! Your code V4M-X5R7 printed on your last receipt is among 7 we randomly picked for $1000 Walmart gift card promotion [link removed]”
“Congrats *****! Your code 7SR-K9M2 printed on your last receipt is among 7 we randomly picked for $1000 Walmart gift card promotion [link removed]”
“Congrats! Your code J3C-N5B7 printed on your last receipt is among 7 we randomly picked for $1000 Walmart gift card promotion [link removed]”
“Congrats! “You have been randomly selected for a Walmart gift. Get your $1,000 gift card at [link removed].”
“Congrats *****!! Your code Z8C-L2R4 printed on your last receipt is among 7 we randomly picked for $1000 Walmart gift card promotion [link removed]”
“Congrats *****!! Your code P6R-H8V7 printed on your last receipt is among 7 we randomly picked for $1000 Walmart gift card promotion [link removed]”
“Congrats *****!! Your code F5R-V2M9 printed on your last receipt is among 7 we randomly picked for $1000 Walmart gift card promotion [link removed]”
“Congrats *****!! Your code P5Z-X9T8 printed on your last receipt is among 7 we randomly picked for $1000 Walmart gift card promotion [link removed]”
And so on.
NOTE: People have claimed these kinds of text came from telephone number (714) 642-9796 or (714) 686-8875 or 1-805-869-3777 or 657-464-0386 and so on.
NOTE: The details provided in the above message examples may be impersonated.
Above are just a few examples. These scammers can come up with a new way to scam people. So, you should never believe any such message which claims you have won a big amount of money or prizes from some reputed companies.
We understand that when people see they have won a big amount of money, they just get excited and want to stay in the dream world. But, we want you to come into reality and contact the respective company to confirm either that message is really from that company or not. For example, you can contact Walmart to confirm either Free $1000 Walmart Gift Card Promotion is real or not.
Anyway, now you know that these text messages are scams, so let’s find out what is the motive behind these messages.
What is the motive behind these scam messages?
The main motive of these cybercriminals is to get your personal information as well as to steal your money by tricking you. They can make money by selling your personal information like email address, ID details, financial details and so on to the third parties and make money from that. That’s why they always ask you to send your personal details in those messages or click some link from where they can hack your those personal information.
Never ever provide your credit card information to these kinds of cybercriminals. Once cybercriminals find your credit card details, they will charge your credit card randomly without your consent until your credit card runs out of money. So, if you have already provided your credit card information mistakenly to any of these cybercriminals, we suggest you immediately contact your bank or credit card company and tell them to cancel your credit card and provide you the new one.
These kinds of messages may also contain some files attached to them or links to click there. Never ever download such files from such messages because those may contain some malware or virus which can harm your device or even can hack your device to get your personal information. Also, never click any link provided in such messages because when you click such links and visit some websites, then such websites also may contain some malware or viruses which can harm your device.
These cybercriminals will also try to steal the money from potential victims by asking them to send some money in order to pay some fees to get those gifts and prizes. However, if you send them your money, they will just vanish with your money. So, never ever send any money to them. Real companies will never ask you to send any money in order to pay some fees or tax to get the gifts, prizes or winning amounts. Instead, they will cut the necessary fees just from your winning amount and send you the remaining balance. So, all companies which ask you to pay money first to send you some gifts or prizes or winning amounts are scams.
Actually, you should not follow any instructions provided in such scam messages. Instead, you should just delete them.
Now you know about the fake “Walmart Text Scam Involving Free Gift Cards” text messages. So, if you want to make your friends and families aware of these kinds of scams, then please feel free to share this post with them through your social media accounts:
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Steve (Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:39)
These messages are coming from a publicly traded company and is about to be class actioned