I'm amazed that scammers don't pay attention to who they are spamming. I got an e-mail in my business inbox today telling me that I could get 50 dollars sent to me if I just called this telephone number and did a survey about searching for a new home. WOW. That easy right? Obviously it's a scam just to try and get personal information out of you so I didn't call but the person did include a company name so I did some background research and found the company is local in Austin and claims to be a marketing agency. Of what, I'm not really sure but they like to reference Twitter quite a bit which doesn't impress me that much.
The point of this is to point out that scam artists will try just about anything in order to get you hooked into contacting them. Even though an easy telephone call to get $50 sounds harmless, the point of a survey is to get your name, phone number, address and other personal information aka steal your identity. Also remember that if a company wants to do a survey, most times the good ones will have it posted on their Web site for visitors to take instead of sending out random spam mail. If you get something like this, don't be afraid to send it to us at our BBB Office to look at.