Tuesday, March 17, 2009

McFraud: They Want My "oppinion"...and a Little More

Well, well, look what showed up in my email, looking very authentic, but a cleverly disguised phishing expedition!

Take the survey, and then load it up with a bunch of fake information. Make up a bank name, like First Bank of Toilet City, and fill in all bogus details.

Dear McDonald's Customer,

We are planning big changes for 2009 at McDonald's US chain of restaurants and because your oppinion is very important to us, we invite you to take a short Customer Satisfaction Survey that will help us improve the quality of our food and services.

We know your time is valuable, so we will give you a $50 bonus just for taking our quick 7 question survey. The entire process will take no more than 5 minutes.

Terms and conditions apply. Click here to take the survey.

You can participate in this survey only once.

Visit our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have any questions.
© 2009 McDonald's. All references marked with a ™ or © are trade marks of McDonald's Corporation and its affiliates except where third party trade mark ownership is indicated. All rights reserved.

Here's what McDonald's says:
***ALERT****Survey Hoax
McDonald’s has received numerous inquiries from concerned customers who have received an e-mail offering to credit their bank account or credit card with a sum of money in exchange for participating in a survey and/or providing personal information. The e-mail may require you to access a website to complete the survey.

Please be advised that McDonald's is not the source of or affiliated with these emails or web sites in any way. We are currently investigating the source of these e-mails and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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