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"I Love Walmart" campaign spreading on Facebook

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Tuesday, Aug 02, 2011

Websense Security Labs™ and the Websense ThreatSeeker® Network have detected a new scam that is currently spreading on Facebook. The new scam titled Take the Free $1,000 Walmart Gift Card Survey! or Get A Free Walmart Gift Card! is disguised as a free survey offering a $1000 Walmart gift card for surveys completed. In fact, every survey completed by the visitor adds money to the scammer’s account. 

Hot topics (such as the tragedy in Norway and Amy Winehouse's death that occurred last week) or alluring things are often used as a bait to spread these scams. 

Here is the snapshot of the campaign: 

 

Clicking the link on the message redirects visitors to the survey page:

 

Before the visitors fill out the shipping information, the scam prompts visitors to write "I love Walmart" in the new window that appears, and to share this link on their Facebook Wall page. 

 

Visitors will certainly not receive a gift card for completing the survey, otherwise it will be a disaster for Walmart. 

The following URLs are identified as suspicious links associated with this campaign: 

hxxp://getpaidathome.co/1000walmart_july2011/fb.html

hxxp://store.bigbrandgiftzone.com/page/free-walmart-giftcard

hxxp://getpaidathome.co/1000walmart_july2011/fb.html

hxxp://claim.best-tasting-sandwich.com/

hxxp://claim.your-next-flight.com/

hxxp://claim.coffee-blends-now.com/

hxxp://claim.bestsurveypanel.com/

hxxp://claim.giftsurveyrewards.com/

hxxp://claim.globalsurveyfreebies.com/

hxxp://score.freehomeupgrades.com/

hxxp://claim.windailygadgets.com/

hxxp://claim.consumersurveyinfo.com/

hxxp://claim.my-italian-gourmet.com/

hxxp://claim.onlinesurveyoffers.com/

hxxp://www.retailstorerewards.com/

 

 

Websense Messaging Security and Websense Web Security customers are protected against these scams.

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