I was on Examiner.com (a site I write for) and am truly hoping and praying in Jesus’ name they get rid of these scammy-looking pop-under ads that used to make noise and are sometimes kind of hard to close out of:
Congratulations Walmart Visitor SCAM ad says:
Congratulations! Hello visitor, you have been selected to participate in an anonymous WALMART Survey. For a limited time only, we are offering selected participants from a …
The scammers sometimes call people on the phone with fake Walmart gift card scam offers, trying to entice people to give them their credit card numbers for “shipping and handling,” but the real Walmart gift offers from completing surveys come with certified letters, says that reporter.
The website, which I don’t suggest you visit, is listed as:
And their ads use all the hallmarks of a scam that other scammers use, like pulling up someone from my area to focus on, along with countdown clock and other crap:
One guy called it an abusive pop-up ad and describes it as such on Safeweb.norton.com:
nationalsurveyboard.s3.amazonaws.com has an abusive pop up ad (unauthorized audio) and also asks for a mobile phone number to “claim your Wal-Mart gift card.”
Readers debate surveys like this on Scam.com.
A cache of Threat Expert mentions http://nationalsurveyboard.s3.amazonaws.com/style.css under “The data identified by the following URLs was then requested from the remote web server” followed by the terminology “Outbound traffic (potentially malicious)” preceded by a bunch of reg key additions and stuff.
I closed out of the Walmart gift card survey scam ad…
…but I find it curious that my Norton 360 soon thereafter blocked a Blackhole Toolkit website intrusion attempt on my computer. Hmmm…
Oh yeah, the scam page at http://nationalsurveyboard.com also said:
Congratulations! You have won an Apple iPad 2. Read below for details.