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Facebook Survey Scams

What is a Facebook Survey Scam? - Survey Scams Explained

'Huge Plane Crashes Into Bridge' Survey Scam

A "breaking news" message that features an image depicting a passenger jet crashed into a traffic bridge includes a link that supposedly opens a video with more on the disaster.

Published: January 21, 2014



'Profile Visitors for Facebook' Rogue App and Survey Scam

Facebook message claims that users can see who has been visiting them on Facebook by installing the 'Profile Visitors for Facebook' extension.

Published: January 14, 2014



'Win a Disney Cruise' Survey Scam

Message being distributed on Facebook claims that users can win a Disney cruise just by sharing a Disney World video and clicking a link to enter in the draw.

Published: January 10, 2014



'Singer Rihanna Found to be Dead' Facebook Survey Scam

Facebook message claims that popular singer Rihanna has been found dead. The post includes a link to a video that supposedly offers more information about the death.

Published: January 8, 2014



'Shark Eats Swimming Man' Facebook Survey Scam

Facebook message invites users to watch "exclusive" footage of a shark eating a swimming man. The message includes an image depicting a man being carried away inside a huge shark's mouth.

Published: January 2, 2014



'World's Largest Snake Video' Survey Scam

Circulating Facebook message claims that the world's largest snake has been found in Mexico and invites users to click a link to view a video of the beast.

Published: December 30, 2013



'Win a Gold iPhone' Like-Farming and Survey Scam

Message generated from an "iPhone 5" Facebook page claims that users can win a limited edition gold iPhone 5s by liking a promotional image and visiting a third-party website to claim the prize.

Published: December 6, 2013



Survey Scam - 'Malfunctioning Online Store Giving Free iPads'

Message distributed on Facebook claims that an online store is malfunctioning because they forgot to include a payment page and customers are therefore receiving free iPads as a result.

Published: March 7, 2013


Xbox 720 Bogus Facebook Giveaway

Message being distributed on Facebook claims that users can have the chance to win an Xbox 720 by liking and sharing a promotional image and liking an associated Facebook Page.

Published: March 7, 2013


Free PlayStation 4 For Testers Survey Scam

Messages being distributed on Facebook claim that Sony is looking for people to test the new PlayStation 4 and that they will get to keep the test PlayStation so long as they like a Facebook Page and share the post.

Published: March 7, 2013


Taylor Swift 'Sex Tape Leaked' Facebook Scam

Message on Facebook claims that popular US singer Taylor Swift's iPhone has been hacked and that recipients can click a link to view a sex tape taken from the phone and leaked on the Internet.

Published: February 6, 2013


Free Disneyland Tickets Survey Scam

Various Facebook messages claim that users can receive free tickets to Disneyland by liking and sharing a picture and participating in online surveys.

Published: February 5, 2013


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Bunnings Gift Card

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can get a free Bunnings Warehouse Gift Card valued at $500 by clicking a link in the post.

Published: December 5, 2012


Undertaker - John Cena 'Bloodiest Fight Ever' Survey Scam

Message being distributed on Facebook claims WWE wrestler Undertaker suffered a severe head injury in a fight with fellow wrestler John Cena and invites users to click a link to view a video of this "bloodiest fight ever on WWE'.

Published: November 20, 2012


Target 'Free Gift Voucher' Survey Scam

Message appearing on Facebook walls claims that users can get a free Target voucher worth $500 by clicking a link in the message.

Published: November 19, 2012


Survey Scam - Change Facebook to Black

Messages being sent out across Facebook invite users to click a link to change their Facebook profile to black or another color.

Published: November 13, 2012


Facebook Rogue App/Survey Scam - Free $100 McDonald's Gift Card

Post appearing on Facebook claims that users can receive a free McDonald's gift card worth $100 by following a link in the message.

Published: November 5, 2012


Rey Mysterio is NOT Dead

Message circulating on Facebook claims that WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio has died in a stunt gone wrong. The message includes a link that supposedly provides more information about the accident.

Published: October 20, 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - 'Drunk 17 Year Old Caught on Tape'

Message making its way across Facebook entices users to click a link to view a "stunning" video of a 17 year old girl caught on tape while drunk at school.

Published: October 8, 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free 100 ASDA Voucher

Message appearing on Facebook claims that UK supermarket chain ASDA is giving away 100 gift vouchers to users who click a link in the post.

Published: September 25, 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free $500 Woolworths Gift Voucher

Post appearing on Facebook claims that users can receive a free Woolworths voucher worth $500 by following a link in the message.

Published: September 6, 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Argos Gift Card

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can receive a free 500 Argos Gift Card just by clicking a link in the post.

Published: August 9, 2012


'View Facebook Followers' Scam Targets Twitter Users

Message being pushed across Twitter claims that users can see who has viewed and followed their Facebook Profile by clicking a link in the tweet.

Published: August 2, 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free $500 Coles Voucher

Message appearing on Facebook claims that Coles is offering free $500 vouchers tor users who click a link in the post.

Published: July 26, 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Bestbuy Gift Card

Message appearing on Facebook and being distributed via SMS claims that electronics retailer BestBuy is offering free $1000 gift cards to users who follow a link in the post.

Published: July 23, 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Tesco Voucher

Message appearing on Facebook claims that uses can receive a free Tesco Voucher just by clicking a link in the post.

Published: 4th June 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Oakleys To All Facebook Users!

Message appearing on Facebook claims that all Facebook users can receive a free pair of Oakley sunglasses just by following a link in the post.

Published: 10th May 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Pair of Ray-Bans

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can get a free pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses by clicking a link in the post.

Published: 27th April 2012


'Switch To Green' Facebook Survey Scam

Message appearing on Facebook Walls claims that users can switch to a green Facebook Profile by clicking a link in the post.

Published: 19th April 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Pair of Toms Shoes

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users will receive a free pair of Toms shoes if they click a link included in the post.

Published: 21st March 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Six Flags Tickets

Message appearing on Facebook claims that amusement park company Six Flags is giving away four free tickets to Facebook users who click a link in the post.

Published: 16th March 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - FREE Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones

Message appearing on Facebook claims that Facebook users can receive a free set of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones by following a link in the post.

Published: 21st February 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Subway Gift Card

Message appearing on Facebook claims that Facebook users can receive a free Subway gift card worth $100 by clicking a link.

Published: 23rd Januaury 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Amazon Gift Card

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can receive a free Amazon gift card by clicking a link in the post.

Published: 20th January 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Tim Hortons Voucher

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can receive a free Tim Hortons voucher valued at $100 by clicking a link in the post.

Published: 19th January 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Southwest Airlines Tickets

Message appearing on Facebook and being sent out via email claims that Southwest Airlines is giving out free airline tickets to Facebook users.

Published: 15th January 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - McDonald's Free Meal Vouchers

Message appearing on Facebook claims that people can eat free at McDonald's by clicking a link in the post.

Published: 11th January 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free $400 Aldi Gift Voucher

Post appearing on Facebook claims that users can receive a free Aldi voucher worth $400 by following a link in the message.

Published: 11th January 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Dunkin' Donuts Free Gift Card

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can receive a free $100 Dunkin Donuts gift card by following a link in the post.

Published: 10th January 2012


Facebook Survey Scam - Free $500.00 Victoria's Secret Gift Card

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can receive a $500 Victoria's Secret gift card by clicking a link in the post.

Published: 9th January 2011


'Switch to Pink Facebook' Survey Scam

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can switch the colour of their profile from blue to pink by clicking a link.

Published: 6th January 2011


Facebook Survey Scam - Free $100 Shell Gas Card

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can receive a free Shell Gas Card worth $100 by clicking a link in the post.

Published: 30th December 2011


Facebook Survey Scam - $50 Dollar General Gift Card

Message appearing on Facebook claims that uses who click a link will receive a free $50 gift card from variety store chain Dollar General.

Published: 29th December 2011


Facebook Survey Scam - Walgreens Free Gift Card

Post appearing on Facebook claims that users can receive a free Walgreens gift card by following a link in the message.

Published: 28th December 2011


Facebook Survey Scam - Get a Costco Gift Card for Free

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can get free Costco Gift Cards just by following a link.

Published: 12th December 2011


Facebook Survey Scam - Eat for Free at CheeseCake Factory

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can eat at the Cheesecake Factory for free by following a link to claim a gift card.

Published: 11th December 2011


JB Hi-Fi Facebook Survey Scam

Messages being posted on Facebook claim that users can get free JB Hi-Fi vouchers just by clicking a link.

Published: 9th December 2011


Free Facebook Credits Survey Scam

Message appearing on Facebook Walls claims that the user can get 5000 Facebook credits for free just by following a link in the post.

Published: 30th November 2011


Starbucks Coffee Free Gift Card Survey Scam

Emails and Facebook posts claim that Starbucks is giving away free gift cards and instruct users to click a link to claim their prize.

Published:16th November 2011