Survey scam reported in area
RAYMOND -- The "survey scam," one of several emerging tactics used by fraudsters to steal personal or financial information over the phone, has recently been reported in the area.
RAYMOND - The “survey scam,” one of several emerging tactics used by fraudsters to steal personal or financial information over the phone, has recently been reported in the area.
While some surveys are conducted for legitimate reasons, the office of the Minnesota Attorney General advises citizens to be alert and cautious about the type of information given to an unfamiliar source.
A Tribune reader residing in Raymond reportedly received a “survey scam” phone call Monday.
She reportedly was asked to complete a survey, in order to qualify for a $100 gift card. During the end of the phone call, she was asked for her credit card and bank account number for a “one-time payment” to claim her prize.
Citizens are advised to be familiar with their source before giving out information.
A reputable survey will not require information such as a Social Security number, money, password or bank account information, according to the Minnesota Attorney General’s website.
Those who wish to report a fraudulent phone call may contact local law enforcement at 320-214-6700.