If It Looks Like It’s Too Good To Be True …..

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 – Scott Wykoff
 
… Just hit delete.

That’s the best advice if a bogus email looking like if it’s from McDonald’s ends-up in your inbox.

It’s an email circulating asking you to take part in a survey for the fast food chain. In return the email states it will credit your account $80.

While it looks clean and slick, in a statement, McDonald’s say it’s a fraudulent email that is NOT from them.

In fact, beware.

It’s a Phishing e-mail from scam artists who use use official looking emails and websites designed to trick you into believing they are legitimate.

All in an effort to get their hands on personal information of yours, like your social security, bank account and credit card numbers.

The fast food chain says these emails are NOT from McDonald’s and that McDonald’s does not send out emails asking folks to share any personal financial information.

Statement From McDonald’s

  1. It has also come to our attention that some of our consumers have been receiving fraudulent emails claiming to be from McDonald’s and asking the user to complete an on-line survey.
  1. In exchange for the completing the survey, the email states that the user will receive some sort of monetary compensation.
  • When the user completes the survey, the perpetrators then ask for a bank account or credit card number in order to process the payment.
  • These messages are NOT from McDonald’s. Be advised that McDonald’s does not ask you to share any personal financial data.

If You Experience Employment/ Recruitment or Email Survey Fraud…

  • You should not respond to these or other unsolicited business propositions and/or offers of employment from people with whom you are unfamiliar.
  • You should not disclose any personal or financial details to anyone you do not know.
  • If you receive any such recruitment related email that reference McDonald’s, please contact McDonald’s at 800.244.6227 or email us through mcdonalds.com.
  • If possible, please forward the original email you received with your follow-up message.

The Copy Included In The Fraudulent Email

Congratulations you’re the lucky winner of $80 credit

McDonald’s Customer Satisfaction Survey 

You’ve been selected to take part in our quick and easy 9 questions survey in return we will credit your account $80 – Just for your time!

Please spare two minutes of your time and take part in our online survey so we can improve our services. Don’t miss this chance to change something at McDonald’s.

To access the survey form please click on the link 

McDonald’s Customer Satisfaction Department

Copyright 2011 McDonald’s

 
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