$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner Fake Pop-up

$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner Fake Pop-up Description

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Do Not Be Fooled by the '$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner' Fake Pop-Up

The '$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner' fake pop-up is a pop-up window that is part of a common online scam. Criminals take advantage of inexperienced computer users by displaying misleading advertisements and pop-up windows in an attempt to lead them to attack websites or to convince them to disclose their online account or credit card information. The '$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner' fake pop-up works by displaying a window with the Walmart logo and colors, claiming that the computer user has won a $1000 USD gift card for Walmart. However, clicking on this window leads the victim to an attack website which will attempt to install malware on the victim's computer system. The '$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner' fake pop-up can appear while browsing websites with poor control of their advertisements. However, according to ESG security researchers, the '$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner' fake pop-up is most common in victims of a browser hijacker infection. A sure sign that this is the case occurs when the '$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner' fake pop-up appears while browsing websites that would normally not contain these kinds of obtrusive advertisements. If your web browser is displaying the '$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner' fake pop-up and you find that your web browser is presenting other symptoms of a browser hijacker, ESG malware analysts recommend scanning your hard drives with a reliable, up-to-date anti-malware application.

Recognizing the Browser Hijacker Behind the '$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner' Fake Pop-Up

If, by any chance, your computer is infected with a browser hijacker linked to the '$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner' fake pop-up, various symptoms apart from this intrusive advertisement will present themselves:

  • Browser hijackers linked to the '$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner' fake pop-up will often change your homepage, usually to some kind of malicious fake search engine.
  • You may also find that an infected computer's web browser will display constant pop-up windows and take you to various irrelevant websites after carrying out an online search or clicking on a link.
  • In most cases, the '$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner' fake pop-up will appear regardless of the victim's web browser. This is due to the fact that browser hijackers associated with the '$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner' fake pop-up infect the victim's computer's operating system, rather than limiting themselves to a particular web browser. These browser hijackers fundamentally change the way the infected computer connects to the Internet.

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23 Comments

  • Robert Greenwell:

    I fell for the tgif $1000 Walmart gift card two Fridays in a roll

  • Rodella Jaecke:

    I fell for the free Walmart gift card for $1,000.00. DUH!!!! I should have listened to my
    Mom when she said, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't!!!

  • Debra Roberts:

    I fell for the $1,000 gift card scam; what should I do now? I hope Wal-Mart will use ALL their resources to stop this scam.

  • Anna:

    Hey I also had a fake winner thing and then I had a notification that also popped up saying that there was two viruses so yeah things like this is stupid

  • Iveta:

    Walmart winner card was fake! They stole informations.

  • Vicki Seeard:

    I fell for the 1000 dollar gift card scam from Walmart today 12/24/17 it was basic survey??’s then name email & address phone number.

  • Anonymous:

    I clicked on the add by accident and got to the I need information area and put first name f last name you and entered random things instead of actual information mostly answers like stop spamming this pop up

  • Tina Wills:

    Oh my. I filled out the information and answer the survey questions requested. I cannot find a phone number or reference information for getting my credit card canceled. I believe I did give my information online I don’t know how to cancel it now I cannot find the information. Any suggestions on what I can do otherwise I’m going to be charged constantly

  • Karen palmer:

    This is $1000 Wal-Mart winner a spam. Fake hacker on my phone. Help please. Thanks. I did not open it. Karen peak

  • Harland Harris:

    I got a email with a thing to fill out a question thing on it. It said if I fill it out I won the card . I put in all the info and save the card id and the picture of the card . Can I take legal actions for this action ?

  • mark marinescu:

    I got an email saying that the odds are against me to get my walmart gift card i went to the website and when i saw that it said how many kids are in my household i knew it was a scam

  • Josue:

    Thank you!

  • Joseph delgaudio:

    Hi I was told that my 1000 dollar Walmart giftcard was coming in the mail today before 5 :45 pm

  • Christopher:

    Thank you because I won twise and it is fake

  • Manuel Anaya:

    It was just a survey plus a scam.
    They now have my imfo.

  • keagan:

    I am a winner!!!

  • Dznutz:

    Asked for my social security number. I don't think so b******s!!!!!!

  • Harriet agnew:

    Nice try !!!’n

  • Haley Redmon:

    Thanks

  • Les Sharpe:

    Been using computers since 1976 and even I fell for this BS. Now they have my info too! Feel like first class fool! Really wanted that $1000. You know what they say, If it sounds too good...

  • Anonymous 2:

    It showed up twice and at first I thought it was real, but then I saw what information it wanted my to put in and I was like no way! So then I didn’t do it....

  • Romello:

    Clash of clans now

  • Carlos Jones:

    I hope this work

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