Just about every online survey promoted via an email message is a scam designed to phish personal data and the “$90 Promo Reward” email/survey scam is no different than the rest. The scammer’s primary objective is to dupe their targets into thinking they can get a reward if they complete an online survey but in reality, the surveys never end, and personally identifiable information such as full names, home addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and more are collected by unknown third-parties for unknown reasons.
One of the latest email scams claims that you can get a $90 promo reward if you complete a marketing survey. The email message contains an image that says “Your Opinion is important. Take our marketing survey and get a $90 promo reward.” The email contains a button that says “Get Started Now” and when the button is clicked the user will be redirected through a series of websites until a webpage with a survey is shown.
The survey will ask rudimentary questions like “have you ever shopped at Kohls” before finishing. The survey is entirely fake and designed to appear legitimate in order for visitors to manually submit their personal information and complete other surveys to obtain a reward that does not exist. To be clear, this is a scam and the only purpose of the survey is to collect the information visitors voluntarily supply. No one will obtain a free reward from Kohl’s or any other entity for participating in the survey(s). The email message is in no way affiliated with Kohls or any legitimate business or people. The email message was sent by a scammer in hopes to scam someone in order to phish their personal information and nothing more.
If you submitted your personal information you can expect to receive unwanted phone calls from telemarketers and scammers, unwanted junk mail at home, and additional email spam messages. The best thing to do is be cautious and block unwanted contacts. Just remember, if it looks too good to be true it is.