There are scams related to gift cards in exchange for Walmart surveys, acknowledges Walmart. Walmart offers survey participants a chance to win a $1,000 gift card, but customers only receive invitations to participate in the survey from register receipts, not by phone, email or social media.
Winners only receive notification by phone and registered mail, states Walmart. Walmart does not distribute free gift cards through text, email or social media. Signs of fraud include incorrect spelling, an excessive number of steps to receive a reward, fine print, and incorrect or outdated logos and branding. While Walmart never makes unsolicited calls asking for sensitive private information, Walmart may ask to verify a person's telephone number or address in the interest of fraud prevention.