Scam - Facebook Instagram Research Study Survey
February 3, 2016
The survey below, which goes by the name: "Instagram Research Study Survey," is a scam. The survey scam was created by cyber-criminals to trick potential victims into completing a survey that will ask them for their personal and other sensitive information. The information collected can be used to help scammers deceived their potential victims into sending them money or more information. Also, the scammers make the scam more tempting by promising their potential victims a $100 Amazon gift card for taking part, and make the email message, which contains a link to the survey, appear as if it came from a Facebook email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), when it was actually sent from some other email account.
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So, if you have received the “Instagram Research Study” survey (see below), please do not take part in it.
The Instagram Research Study Survey Email Scam
Instagram is holding a series of 60-minute, remote research studies on Wednesday, February 3rd and Friday, February 5th.
We are looking to interview small business owners or people who work at small businesses to better understand how you use Instagram to promote your business.
As a token of our appreciation, if you participate in the study, you'll receive a $100 Amazon gift card.
If you are interested in participating, please complete this brief survey: https://facebook.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1HSZ hU203rxs7Qx
We will contact you directly if you are selected for the study.
To participate, you will need to:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have access to a computer and reliable internet
Feel free to reply directly with any questions, thanks!
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The Fake Instagram Research Study Survey
Instagram Research Study Survey
Thank you for your interest in Instagram User Research studies.
We are looking for small business owners or people who work at small businesses to interview to better understand how you use Instagram to promote and run your business.
We are looking for people 18 years or older to participate in a 60-minute remote research study on Wednesday, February 3rd or Friday, February 5th.
The study will be run remotely and you can participate from wherever you are while on your computer and phone.
To thank you for your time, you'll receive a $100 Amazon gift card if you are selected to participate.
We value user privacy and your answers to this survey will be strictly confidential and ONLY be used for study recruiting purposes.
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