TASMANIA Police has urged people to be wary of scams after the resurfacing of a fake Woolworths online customer satisfaction survey.
The fake survey asks for personal details, such as bank account information, in exchange for a $150 gift voucher.
The scam usually targets people via social media or email.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has already received 140 complaints about the scam this month.
Senior Constable Annabel Shegog, of Northern Community Policing Services, said that if something sounded too good to be true it probably was.
She advised people who had fallen victim to a scam to report it to police.
``If people have had money taken from them, then they should report it to us,'' Senior Constable Shegog said.
``They should bring in all their relevant banking details and we will take that initial report and forward it to the relevant jurisdiction.''
ACCC deputy chairwoman Delia Rickard said scammers impersonated well-known businesses to obtain personal details.
``Last year victims of this survey scam reported money stolen from their credit card with losses up to $1000,'' Ms Rickard said.
``Others were unwillingly subscribed to premium SMS services, which cost money for every SMS received.''
Ms Rickard said vouchers for surveys were a legitimate marketing tool often used by retailers, so people could be easily duped.
``If you see one of these surveys, call the business's official customer service line before starting it,'' she said.
``Don't rely on the links or numbers provided on the offer, because these can link to a fake website or even a fake call centre.''
People can report scams to SCAMwatch by calling 1300 795 995 or visit www.scamwatch.gov.au.
For more information, visit www.police.tas.gov.au/cyber-crime or call 131 444.