Friday, September 3, 2010

McDonald's Customers Targeted by Spammers

A new spam tactics targeted McDonald's fans across the world. Corporate Security and control of information technology Sophos has warned computer users to beware of this tactic. According to Sophos, which carried out ways to trap spam promising a cash reward to solve the McDonald's customer satisfaction survey. Email claims submitted by the Department of Surveying' with the subject line Customer Survey McDonald, which directs the recipient to the survey raises questions about McDonald's food.

After the survey has been completed, computer users are asked to provide personal information including their credit card numbers and security codes, so they can get paid $ 90 for taking the time to complete the questions.  "Use of online surveys are a popular way for scammers to generate money, such as customer satisfaction surveys legitimate increasingly common," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.

"Despite the unusual possibility of offering a reward or prize for completing online surveys, questionnaires are not legitimate will never ask you to provide your card details," he asserted. Sophos believes that some users may be more inclined to submit information to the scammers who attacked the fast food restaurant. The Company recommends that companies protect themselves with a consolidated solution which can defend against the threats of spam, hackers, spyware and viruses.

1 comment:

  1. This is an alarming trend as more and more countries and legitimate companies embark on Survey testing, more criminals will use this to their advantage.
    But the old saying should be kept in mind - if its too good to be true, it is.
    And also, if anyone asks for a Credit Card Number in order to process a payment TO you, then you should leave that site immediately.


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