Survey scams are a frequent con that pops up every so often but in different forms. Currently, this scam is taking the form of a phony text or phone call claiming to be from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, with questions about their COVID-19 vaccine.

In some versions of this scam, the scammer offers money in exchange for a survey, or some offer a “free gift.” Though this sounds easy enough, don’t fall for it! The link they send may lead to a real survey, which upon completion, prompts you to sign up for a “free trial offer.”

Marjorie Stephens is president and CEO of the BBB serving Northern Indiana.

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