Did you get a phone call claiming that you won a free Walmart gift card? As you probably guessed, it’s too good to be true, and very few people – if any – ever really get a gift card. Read on for more information on who this is.
Fake Survey Telemarketer
The group associated with this phone number is the Waka Network.
The call we received for this “offer” was from 415-121-6432, but Waka first came to our attention a few months ago. They are known to call and to text, and it’s almost always the same “prize” they want to offer you – a Walmart gift card. The denomination may vary from $10 to $1000, and occasionally they’re known to offer other prizes such as iPads.
What do they want?
There are two possible answers to this question. They may tell you that they want to give you a $10 Wal-Mart card, and all they need is some contact info. They will push for you to “go to your computer” to sign on and complete the order. This is where they will attempt to get personal information that you absolutely should not give them. They may also want to up-sell you to a $100 Wal-Mart card in exchange for filling out a survey. Either of these cards will eventually require your credit card number and contact information for some phony “processing” charge such as $2.98. Do not give these people your credit card information! It’s also possible they want you to sign up for a “rewards” program, which will be impossible to complete. Either way, you will be on the losing end of this battle.
If you ask them how they got your number, they’ll probably tell you that you filled out a survey online, which you probably didn’t. If you ask them what survey it was, they either won’t know or will tell you some cryptic name that won’t sound familiar. You may actually be talking to a computer, and not a real person.
Wakanetwork.com lists a phone number of 877-332-1490. I’ve never been able to contact a person at this number.
Wakanetworkinc.com lists a phone number of 877-237-9772. This one never seems to be answered at all.
They may also call from 657-306-7365 or 2068886592. Neither of these numbers seems to be available to call back either.
Read more about Waka in these two other articles from the past couple months:
Have you received a call like this, perhaps from a different number? What was the number and if you answered, what did they say to you?
A similar “service” out there is 100CardNow.com which is hooked in with OnlineRewardsClub.com. This is a similar, if not related, “rewards” program which requires your participation in 13 “sponsor offers.”
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