There is a false consumer offer going around lately that involves the free Walmart gift card offers that are available. If you are not aware of these programs, why they offer a gift card from Walmart absolutely free. Some offers are completely free and you submit your email address, while others require you to complete some promotional offers first and will end up costing you a small amount of money. We want to alert you to a completely false offer that is being purported to be authentic. Walmart call in
The scam offer starts off with a phone call from someone who is claiming to be a Walmart representative, or they may send you a text message. This person will claim to be calling as part of a Walmart customer appreciation program. You will then be asked for your personal credit card number that is supposed to pay for some shipping and handling.
First, know that the Walmart Corporation does not have any promotional gift card programs. You may find these offered online but they are not affiliated with the company in any way. Second, Walmart does not have a customer appreciation program to give away free gift cards. Finally, a Walmart employee will never initiate a conversation in person, or on the phone, where they will ask you for your credit card information.
If you want more information about this scan and you can protect yourself then Walmart has a privacy website to help you out. In addition, you can pursue the matter further by contacting the Federal Trade Commission, or the consumer fraud office for the attorney general of your state.
If someone contacts you on the phone about the free Walmart card offer ask them for their name and phone number. Then you can politely tell them you are not interested and pursue the matter once you have their contact information.