RTC Survey Scam Alert
Aug 13, 2015
RTC customers are reporting online screen pop-ups that fraudulently offer a survey, supposedly from Reservation Telephone Cooperative. THIS IS A SCAM! The pop-up says there are several prizes to choose from and asks for a credit card number. This survey is NOT from RTC and you should NOT enter your credit card number.
You need to remain on the lookout for other online scams. In the past, our customers have received emails, appearing to be sent from RTC, which asked them to change their account password and reply with their username, current password, and date of birth. Once again, these emails were not sent by RTC and were part of a scam. We suggest you never share your private information in response to an unsolicited email unless you are positive you know the sender is legitimate.
RTC customers have also received calls and emails from someone claiming to be from Microsoft or another large technology company. In these scams, they offer to help solve your computer problems or sell you a software license, but instead they cause computers problems and take your money.
There are many cybercriminals out there these days, so it’s important to stay informed. Visit http://www.scamawareness.org/ to learn more about common scams and get tips to protect yourself.