Beware of phishing text messages coming in the name of Walmart claiming that You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from Walmart Pandemic Relief Program. These kinds of scam messages ask you to click the link provided on these messages such as “walmartpandemicere .wixsite .com/my-site“, or “tinyurl .com/yvrzxhzj“, or “powr .io/form-builder/i/29016240#page” and so on. But, you should not click that link since that may infect your device. You can find few examples of such messages below.
“You have qualified for a direct deposit of $1200 from Walmart Pandemic Relief Funds, Apply here: http://bit .ly/2WalmartPandemicFunD”
“You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from Walmart Pandemic Relief Program, Apply here: https://walmartpandemicere .wixsite .com/my-site”
“You have qualified for a direct deposit of $1600 from Walmart Pandemic Relief Program, Claim here: http://www.powr .io/form-builder/i/29016240#page”
“You are qualified for a direct deposit of $1200 from Walmart Pandemic Relief Program, Claim Here: https://tinyurl .com/walmat-prequalify”
You may get similar types of such scam messages. So, you can help us by reporting similar kinds of scam messages below in the comment section. If you are concerned with your privacy, then you can comment below without submitting your email address.
What is the motive behind these fraudulent messages? The reality of the fake Walmart Pandemic Relief text messages
These fraud messages are not from any genuine companies but are from scammers to get your personal information so that they can scam you. They may ask you to click some link and submit the personal details on the fake website posing the real ones or call them or message/reply to them where they will trick you to submit your personal details. So, you should not follow any instructions provided in these messages or click any link or download anything (if provided any). The links or files provided on these messages may also contain some viruses or malware or spyware that can hack your device as well.
So, if you get confused about the legitimacy of the messages that you received, then it’s better you contact or check on the official website of the respective company (in this case you can contact Walmart) to confirm either the messages you received are real or fake ones.
Once these cybercriminals get your personal information, they make money by selling those details. If they get your credit card information, even they can steal money from your credit card. So, you should not follow any instructions provided on these kinds of messages.
These messages may not come from the same number or same email or in the name of the same company. These scammers may use multiple numbers, emails, and the name of companies to send similar messages. A few examples of scam messages are:
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