"Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion Survey" Scam

If you are asked to complete the survey below "Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion" please do not participate in it, because it is a trick to get online users to purchase products, services, complete questionnaires or surveys, by pretending to offer them rewards which are actual advertisements. The fake Chrome Opinion Survey is not associated with Google and the website that displays the survey will receive compensation for the products or services that they have tricked online users into purchasing.

Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion Survey Scam

The main purpose of the fake Google survey being sent by online scammers is to make online users think they will get a reward for taking it, but the rewards shown at the end of the survey are advertisements that the people who have created the survey will get paid for, once the online users purchase the products or services that are being advertised.

The "Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion Survey" Scam

Dear user, congratulations!

We want to thank you for being a loyal Google user! Your IP address has been randomly selected to receive a FREE Samsung Galaxy S9.

From time to time we select a handful of Google users to give them the opportunity to receive valuable gifts from our partners and sponsors. This is our way of thanking you for choosing Google as your preferred search engine.

Today is your lucky day! You are one of the 10 randomly selected users who will receive this gift.

To receive your gift, you simply have to complete our short and anonymous survey. But hurry! There are only a few gifts available today!

How satisfied are you with Google?


Online users who have used their credit cards on the fraudulent website that they were taken to are asked to contact their banks for help. They should let their banks know that they have been tricked into using their credit card on a fraudulent website. Their banks should investigate, cancel the fraudulent transactions and refund their money.

For online users who have only submitted their personal information, they are asked to be careful going forward because they will be contacted by online scammers who will attempt to scam them.

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August 1, 2019 at 10:48 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Pinetown, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

I've been scammed, they sent me a msg as if it was from Google and they asked me to rate google and after that they sent me a congratulations msg that I have won a Samsung galaxy S9.

And, I was asked to put in my details and I did thinking its google and my banking details and they took R 566.85 from my account!

Google needs to do something they cant let this scam carry on while using google to scam googles customers! I've phoned my bank to stop my card, I hope they'll be able to trace it and reverse my money. Am so angry. I hope it doesnt happen to someone else


July 30, 2019 at 7:27 PM by
"Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion Survey" Scam
an anonymous user from: Auckland, New Zealand

I was asked for $1 to secure the S9 phone. The next day I was congratulated for registering with Talenteshop, in the contract terms I had 3 days to cancel registration or would be charged $99 monthly for membership fee. Funnily, I can find very little online about Talenteshop... Good luck to them taking money from my account, I never have $99 in there


July 26, 2019 at 10:43 AM by
"Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion Survey" Scam

They say the phone is a gift. Then they charge $19 for the phone. I am expecting this to be a scam. So I am sending it to you.




June 22, 2019 at 8:20 AM by
"Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion Survey" Scam
an anonymous user from: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada

why doesn't Google go after them? I see google tm logo on the scam site. Cant find an ambulance chaser willing to do the leg work?


June 17, 2019 at 7:49 PM by
"Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion Survey" Scam
an anonymous user from: Auckland, New Zealand

My friend's facebook keeps posting about this scam - how can she stop it posting?

This is what it keeps posting on her facebook groups, pages and her profile:

"HI Everyone! :) A few days ago I saw an article on how you can get a brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 for 1$ if you live in New Zealand :D It turns out that all you need to do is simply enter the code "HYP415NUP" in Google and click on the first link in the results. Read this article to learn more. It's very easy! :D Yesterday, a courier brought me a package which contained the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9! Better hurry up, as the promotion ends today! :)"


June 17, 2019 at 8:12 PM by
"Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion Survey" Scam

Your friend's Facebook account may have been compromised. Ask your friends to change his/her password. Also, the post may be coming from a cloned of your friend's account created by scammers. If this is the case, report the post to Facebook to have the cloned account removed.


June 13, 2019 at 11:44 PM by
"Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion Survey" Scam
an anonymous user from: Suva, Central, Fiji

I have been informed by one facebook friend that he is Samsung company's manager his name is John Lee and that I have won 800.000dls and a Samsung phone, please let me know about it.


June 14, 2019 at 8:07 AM by
"Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion Survey" Scam

It is a scam.


May 23, 2019 at 5:28 AM by
"Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion Survey" Scam
an anonymous user from: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Seems the same scam has started up again. Message pops up on the screen to complete a google survey and win a samsung. even has reviews but when You pay the 1 dollar fee it suddenly says you have signed up for a dating site and charges R593.93. How are they getting away with doing this on google.


May 22, 2019 at 5:06 AM by
"Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion Survey" Scam
an anonymous user from: Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

I have just received the scam. I have put in all my details but not my banking details as I googled S9 galaxy prize google and now found this warning(before keying in my bank details. Thank you.


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What if You Got Scammed?

Stop Contact With The Scammer

Hang up the phone. Do not reply to emails, messages, or letters that the scammer sends. Do not make any more payments to the scammer. Beware of additional scammers who may contact you claiming they can help you get your lost money back.

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  • Report potentially compromised bank account, credit or debit card information to your financial institution(s) immediately. They may be able to cancel or reverse fraudulent transactions.
  • Notify the three major credit bureaus. They can add a fraud alert to warn potential credit grantors that you may be a victim of identity theft. You may also want to consider placing a free security freeze on your credit report. Doing so prevents lenders and others from accessing your credit report entirely, which will prevent them from extending credit:

Check Your Computer

If your computer was accessed or otherwise affected by a scam, check to make sure that your anti-virus is up-to-date and running and that your system is free of malware and keylogging software. You may also need to seek the help of a computer repair company. Consider utilizing the Better Business Bureau’s website to find a reputable company.

Change Your Account Passwords

Update your bank, credit card, social media, and email account passwords to try to limit further unauthorized access. Make sure to choose strong passwords when changing account passwords.

Report The Scam

Reporting helps protect others. While agencies can’t always track down perpetrators of crimes against scammers, they can utilize the information gathered to record patterns of abuse which may lead to action being taken against a company or industry.

Report your issue to the following agencies based on the nature of the scam:

  • Local Law Enforcement: Consumers are encouraged to report scams to their local police department or sheriff’s office, especially if you lost money or property or had your identity compromised.
  • Federal Trade Commission: Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or use the Online Complaint Assistant to report various types of fraud, including counterfeit checks, lottery or sweepstakes scams, and more.
  • Identitytheft.gov: If someone is using your personal information, like your Social Security, credit card, or bank account number, to open new accounts, make purchases, or get a tax refund, report it at www.identitytheft.gov. This federal government site will also help you create your Identity Theft Report and a personal recovery plan based on your situation. Questions can be directed to 877-ID THEFT.

How To Recognize a Phishing Scam

Scammers use email or text messages to try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could get access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Or they could sell your information to other scammers. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful.

Scammers often update their tactics to keep up with the latest news or trends, but here are some common tactics used in phishing emails or text messages:

Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. You might get an unexpected email or text message that looks like it’s from a company you know or trust, like a bank or a credit card or utility company. Or maybe it’s from an online payment website or app. The message could be from a scammer, who might

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  • claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information — there isn’t
  • say you need to confirm some personal or financial information — you don’t
  • include an invoice you don’t recognize — it’s fake
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment — but the link has malware
  • say you’re eligible to register for a government refund — it’s a scam
  • offer a coupon for free stuff — it’s not real

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"Google FREE Samsung Galaxy S9 Visitor Browser Opinion Survey" Scam