Dane – Oct 11, 2020
I HAVE DONE SURVE WITH THEM FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. THEY WANT YOUR INFO SO YOU CAN REPORT IT AS INCOME FOR TAXES. THEY ARE COMPLETELY LEGIT
Sheena – Apr 25, 2020
Victim Location 73703
Type of a scam Other
A few days ago, I was sent an email with a request to do a survey that was pertinent to my field (dermatology). They offered to pay me with a prepaid visa card for $125.
I did the survey. Today I received an email with a link to the card, however, when I went to activate the card, they wanted me to fill out a W9 before receiving it. I did not fill out the W9 as I do not want to give out my social security number. I am concerned that this is a scam. There is no actual address for me to find about their company.
When I google more about the company, I found a company with a similar name with this address: 780 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
I really don’t know if the two are connected. I would like to know if I was nearly scammed out of providing my social security number.