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Verizon FiOS Opinion Survey - Windows & Chrome Users
GoldenGun
Newbie

A page popped up with this link: "//isp.2015-survey.com/" 

It asks me to take a survey about my FiOS service, and prominently displays the Verizon name. They obviously used some web tools to grab and display the kind of browser I was using and my IP address, to make it look official.

The fine print on the bottom suggests that it's a form of spam that wants to harvest credit card numbers by charging shipping charges for "free" rewards for filling out the "survey."

I closed the window without clicking on any part of the page. 

It would be appreciated if someone knowlegable would confirm my suspicions.

Thanks.

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Re: Verizon FiOS Opinion Survey - Windows & Chrome Users
smith6612
Super User
Super User

These are scams often popped up by advertisements. If you find advertisements pushing these sorts of things, report them. Ads can be reported most of the time by clicking or mousing over the blue Triange found at the top right of the ad. If these are appearing constantly, check your PC for malware using MalwareBytes, and install an Adblocker to your computer. uBlock Origin works well for Firefox and Chrome, Adblock Plus works for Internet Explorer (but NOT Microsoft Edge, yet).

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Re: Verizon FiOS Opinion Survey - Windows & Chrome Users
donenrique
Enthusiast

I got the same page today. Obvioiusly a scam and phising. I just closed it and cleared my cookies. This is an amateur job because nothing on the page even remotely looks like Verizon. But, they were able to put some malware on my iPad. 

Re: Verizon FiOS Opinion Survey - Windows & Chrome Users
smith6612
Super User
Super User

By chance are there specific pages with advertising on them, and specific advertisements that trigger this fake page to appear? I've seen a fair amount of this showing up, especially on Android phones with similar pages asking the user's to sideload a malware infested .apk file Instead of a survey.

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Re: Verizon FiOS Opinion Survey - Windows & Chrome Users
Byron68v
Newbie

I took the survey.  A screen said I would recieve "free" gift.

Then I clicked one offer for diet pills which were allegedly 2 dollars and some cents postage and handling.  

In going thru the ordering process two items materialized, which added up to over ten dollars in postage and handling.  I called to cancel the order.

  I found out that no refund was allowed.  The credit card was charged.

  I also found out that, if i didn't cancel when i did i would have been charged over 80 dollars for 3 month supply.

 

So, VERIZON, any more surveys from you will NOT be responded to, legitimate or not.

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Re: Verizon FiOS Opinion Survey - Windows & Chrome Users
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

Pretty sure it was a scam.

Don't think Verizon had anything to do with it.

Re: Verizon FiOS Opinion Survey - Windows & Chrome Users
JustinG1
Super User
Super User

So, VERIZON, any more surveys from you will NOT be responded to, legitimate or not.

That seems a bit harsh, given it wasn't Verizon's fault at all, but one of the many spam companies out there.

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Re: Verizon FiOS Opinion Survey - Windows & Chrome Users
bobbo527
Specialist

@Byron68v wrote:

I took the survey.  A screen said I would recieve "free" gift.

Then I clicked one offer for diet pills which were allegedly 2 dollars and some cents postage and handling.  

In going thru the ordering process two items materialized, which added up to over ten dollars in postage and handling.  I called to cancel the order.

  I found out that no refund was allowed.  The credit card was charged.

  I also found out that, if i didn't cancel when i did i would have been charged over 80 dollars for 3 month supply.

 

So, VERIZON, any more surveys from you will NOT be responded to, legitimate or not.


What about this post does NOT scream SCAM!?!!? Diet Pills, wants a credit card number............... It just takes using a little common sense to avoid being ripped off. 

It's not Verizons fault you were scammed. 

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Re: Verizon FiOS Opinion Survey - Windows & Chrome Users
tns2
Super User
Super User

@bobbo527 wrote:

@Byron68v wrote:

I took the survey.  A screen said I would recieve "free" gift.

Then I clicked one offer for diet pills which were allegedly 2 dollars and some cents postage and handling.  

In going thru the ordering process two items materialized, which added up to over ten dollars in postage and handling.  I called to cancel the order.

  I found out that no refund was allowed.  The credit card was charged.

  I also found out that, if i didn't cancel when i did i would have been charged over 80 dollars for 3 month supply.

 

So, VERIZON, any more surveys from you will NOT be responded to, legitimate or not.


What about this post does NOT scream SCAM!?!!? Diet Pills, wants a credit card number............... It just takes using a little common sense to avoid being ripped off. 

It's not Verizons fault you were scammed. 


And clearly if you gave them your credit card you need to contact your credit card company to stop your purchase and Monitor other charges that might appear.

Re: Verizon FiOS Opinion Survey - Windows & Chrome Users
smith6612
Super User
Super User

These are scams often popped up by advertisements. If you find advertisements pushing these sorts of things, report them. Ads can be reported most of the time by clicking or mousing over the blue Triange found at the top right of the ad. If these are appearing constantly, check your PC for malware using MalwareBytes, and install an Adblocker to your computer. uBlock Origin works well for Firefox and Chrome, Adblock Plus works for Internet Explorer (but NOT Microsoft Edge, yet).

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Re: Verizon FiOS Opinion Survey - Windows & Chrome Users
Joedog1
Newbie

I was in the middle of a chess game and I was winning when a so called Verizon survey ad took over the page and I wound up losing chips and the game. That really ticked me off. Needless to say I didn't take the survey. Man Frustrated

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