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October 22, 2021
10:27 am
moneyhelp
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I'm wondering if anyone else who has or are participating in Tangerine Listens surveys, received emails that they had won a $50 VISA gift card from a draw?

I have received 2, now I had participated in a few surveys when I was bored, but wondering if this is now a scam?

There is a link to take a survey to claim your prize and stipulates that I have within 48 hours to do so otherwise I forfeit the prize. Out of curiosity I clicked the link and on both occasions on the SAME day, the website that opens then says the deadline has passed and expired.

I called Tangerine after the first email, asking if this was a scam, and they had no idea what I was talking about. They asked if I provided any personal information, I said I had not, then after placing me on hold for some time, they had said that a supervisor would reach out to me within 48 hours.

Well its been over 96 hours now, and obviously beyond the 48 hours stipulated in the email, and still waiting for Tangerine to follow-up.

I'm starting to think it is a scam, since I received now 2 "winners" in last few days time.

I'm on the phone now, 30 min wait, but just curious about this. Anyone had this?

October 22, 2021
10:56 am
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October 22, 2021
11:03 am
Dean
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From reading through your description, those emails you've been getting 'Reek' of being a Scam.

My suggestion ... Govern Yourself Accordingly,

    Dean

sf-cool " Live Long And Prosper " sf-cool

October 22, 2021
11:05 am
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Yea, I read that thread, but most people adding to that thread were talking about their despise of Tangerine and their rates, I am asking if anyone enrolled and went threw this redeeming process.

October 22, 2021
12:35 pm
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Dean said
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From reading through your description, those emails you've been getting 'Reek' of being a Scam.

My suggestion ... Govern Yourself Accordingly,

    Dean

  

This kind of thing should be very easy to detect... look at the source URL of BOTH the originating email address AND ALSO the URL link IN the email.

To do this, hover (DO NOT CLICK) your mouse cursor over the sending email and the link (sadly, you can only do this on a computer; there is no way to do this on smartphone).

If it is ANYTHING OTHER THAN tangerine.ca (EXACTLY... no additional dashes, characters, or spellings), it is nearly surely a scam. If it differs, you would have to validate that whatever the URL is is 100% from Tangerine...best by contacting them. If not 100% sure, NEVER follow through and click any link.

October 22, 2021
4:59 pm
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This happened to me several years ago. Fortunately, I called Tangerine. To be safe, they changed my account number and I changed my password. Nothing bad happened so there was no need for remedial action.

The bogus email looked really authentic, letterhead/banner and all.

October 23, 2021
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Although it is probably legit, why take the chance?

From all the complaints about "lousy" interest rates and customers moving their money out of Tangerine, I strongly suspect that they know how their customers feel. Whether Tangerine cares or not, well the evidence seems to indicate that they don't.

I haven't had a promotion for my savings account in years, the result, there is minimal ($2.00) in the account and the bulk of savings is in another FI. Tangerine can play all their games to their hearts content... but it won't be with my funds.

October 23, 2021
3:53 pm
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smayer97 said

This kind of thing should be very easy to detect... look at the source URL of BOTH the originating email address AND ALSO the URL link IN the email.

To do this, hover (DO NOT CLICK) your mouse cursor over the sending email and the link (sadly, you can only do this on a computer; there is no way to do this on smartphone).

If it is ANYTHING OTHER THAN tangerine.ca (EXACTLY... no additional dashes, characters, or spellings), it is nearly surely a scam. If it differs, you would have to validate that whatever the URL is is 100% from Tangerine...best by contacting them. If not 100% sure, NEVER follow through and click any link.  

So, I had already done this, and verified it is indeed the SAME email address from the contact form when I originally received the "join the Tangerine Listens team" and the one populating in the "congrats you won" email, so at face value, it seems legitimate to me, however, it seems strange that Tangerine's main number is not familiar with Tangerine Listens.

So, I spoke with a CSR again, and they already had an open ticket to look into this, so I won't do anything until l hear back from them to know if its indeed legitimate. They also confirmed that although I would be going beyond the required 48 hours to reply to their emails, they would make an exception and honour the winnings anyway.

Will update once I know more...

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