Q: Can't believe I almost got duped... From Walmart yet...

MdavidK30
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I received a phone call, saying this was a appreciation call due to a recent purchase you had recently done from WALMART. (Which I had) I am not selling anything, and you don't have to subscribe to anything, but we want to send you a $100 gift card, simply for being a rewards member.

... The only thing you have to do...
is to pay shipping and handling $3.95 for the card to arrive in the mail in 3 business days.

Is that okay with you? Which credit card do you want to use? Any card is okay. Blah Blah Blah...

Afterwhich, I said no thank you and hung up...

Asking WALMART- Seriously??????????????????????????????????????????????????


Be on the alert!!!!!!!   That is just sad. I would expect more from Walmart. It came from a 215 number.

UPDATE:
I called back to remove my number from their list. And, not five seconds later- did I receive yet another phone call!!!!!!! For  the same thing!!!! Come on, WALMART- you can do better...
MdavidK30 posted Dec 24, 2012
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additc
wow, was it really walmart? or someone pretending to be walmart?
and they were actually gonna take $395 and not $3.95
additc (rep: 1.77k) posted Dec 24, 2012
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glwrks
I doubt it's walmart, but a scam none-the-less. Google the whole number (I had some "You have won" type junk texts a bit ago, and those numbers had already been reported.) I seem to recall they had 215...
glwrks (rep: 120k) posted Dec 24, 2012
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fluffy
Most phone numbers that show up on scam phone calls are for all intents and purposes fake. Often the numbers belong to VoIP gateways that are shared by dozens if not hundreds of different service providers. Not only do the numbers not accept incoming calls, but you can't even tell which service provider the scammer used to place the call. This type of number often shows up when the caller simply uses a pre-paid calling card.
fluffy (rep: 2.17k) posted Dec 24, 2012
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bbattag
I doubt it's actually Walmart.

Most people shop at Walmart so 50-75% of the people they call probably will have made a "recent" purchase at walmart, which helps with their scam
bbattag (rep: 6.74k) posted Dec 24, 2012
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MdavidK30
Exactly...
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Dec 24, 2012
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DealLeader
Not Walmart...just a phishing expedition.
DealLeader (rep: 7.68k) posted Dec 24, 2012
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gangstabarbie
Be careful especially around the holidays
gangstabarbie (rep: 9.67k) posted Dec 24, 2012
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krmills1
Definately not walmart, it was someone trying to steal your credit card number!!
krmills1 (rep: 14.2k) posted Dec 24, 2012
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MdavidK30
Thanks guys!!!!
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Dec 24, 2012
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rd995
usually stores, banks, credit cards, cell phone companies never call you requesting personal information usually you have to call them so be careful who you give your information like credit card numbers over the phone they will have a nice Holidays with it
rd995 (rep: 105k) posted Dec 24, 2012
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xptrish
Good post to keep people on their toes and alert for scams! Good job!
xptrish (rep: 70.4k) posted Dec 25, 2012
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MdavidK30
And someone thumbed me down... well, let them give out their credit card.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Dec 25, 2012
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nimase85
I don't think it was actually from Walmart... but on another note I never thought you win gift cards from taking surveys but I just won a $25 Walmart GC from taking a McCormick survey
nimase85 (rep: 15.7k) posted Dec 26, 2012
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praveensapkota
Sounds Spam
praveensapkota (rep: 51.1k) posted Dec 26, 2012
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cristar
REALLY? Walmart?
cristar (rep: 4) posted Dec 26, 2012
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MdavidK30
If you've read the comments- you'd see it was a scam making believe they were from Walmart.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Dec 27, 2012
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omegafemale
i would contact Walmart and give them the number to make an official complaint since they are using Walmart's name.
omegafemale (rep: 211k) posted Dec 28, 2012
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bbattag
@omegafemale is right. Cam't hurt to make Walmart aware. Chances are the con people are constantly changing numbers, but it is good to make Walmart aware of what happened
bbattag (rep: 6.74k) posted Dec 28, 2012
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MdavidK30
Good idea, megafemale.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Dec 29, 2012
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