SCAM ALERT – Avoid 14 Free Gift Card Scams On Facebook.


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There are now 14 free gift card scams currently making their way around Facebook, (McDonalds, Amazon, Southwest & Applesbee’s ARE The New Ones For Today).  Information on 7 of these scams is listed below. The remaining 7 are basically the same, so no need to reinvent the wheel here. If you get drawn in by the bogus offer you will end up being led to websites that try to trick you into *Sharing* the spam, then *Liking* some random fan page. Finally you will be told you need to complete surveys/offers to receive the imaginary card. You may also be asked to install malicious browser plugins that will use your browser to compromise your facebook account, and caused it to repeatedly spam the people in your friends list. Please share this message with friends to help them avoid getting trapped by these scams.

Remember: You should approach ALL free gift card offers on Facebook with CAUTION. If you can’t find the particular offer on the Retailers main website or Facebook fan page you should AVOID the offer.


**Resources**

Scam – Free Kohls Gift Card
 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150432569556582&set=a.393092036581.180205.335587996581

Scam – Free Shell Gas Card
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150432494451582&set=a.393092036581.180205.335587996581

Scam – Free Dollar General Gift Card

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150431474621582&set=a.393092036581.180205.335587996581

Scam – Free Walgreens Gift Card
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150429774906582&set=a.393092036581.180205.335587996581

Scam – Free Cheesecake Factory Gift Card
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150415976891582&set=a.393092036581.180205.335587996581

Scam – McDonald’s Free Meal Vouchers
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/mcdonalds-survey-scam.shtml

Two free Southwest Airlines Tickets? Don’t be scammed on Facebook!
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/10/03/freesouthwest-airlines-tickets/

**If you are spreading ANY of the gift card scams shown in the examples listed above, you need to Delete the spam wall messages you have posted as soon as possible. If you have seen your friends post these free gift card scams, take the time to report the spam to Facebook.

Here is how to remove a post from the wall:

How do I remove a Wall post or story?

https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=203594616344678#How-do-I-remove-a-Wall-post-or-story?

The link below Shows you How to Report Abuse On Facebook. It covers Reporting a post as spam.

How to Report Abuse:
https://www.facebook.com/help/reportlinks

**If you believe you have installed a malicious browser plugin please follow this instructions below..

How to recover from spamming browser plugins or apps:

**First: You should check what Facebook apps you have installed and remove any suspicious ones, then check for and remove any suspicious browser plugins. You should also update your Anti-Virus Software and RUN A FULL SCAN with it to make sure you didn’t get any viruses on your computer from the spam.

How do I remove or delete an app from my account?
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=170585223002660#How-do-I-remove-or-delete-an-app-from-my-account?

Removing any possible bogus browser Plugins..

Uninstall extensions (Chrome)
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=113907

Uninstalling add-ons (FireFox)

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_extensions

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**Second – You should change their Facebook Password just in case.

How do I reset my password?
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=213395615347144#How-do-I-reset-my-password?

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Third – Then you should Delete the wall messages and or report the messages as spam.

Here is how to remove a post from the wall:

How do I remove a Wall post or story?
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=203594616344678#How-do-I-remove-a-Wall-post-or-story?

The link below Shows you How to Report Abuse On Facebook. It covers Reporting a post as spam.

How to Report Abuse
https://www.facebook.com/help/reportlinks

**Share This Warning With Your Friends**

~MBK

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