Facebook Scam - 'Free Baby Relief Kit From Johnson'
OutlineMessage being distributed on Facebook claims that you can get a free baby relief kit from Johnson's by clicking a link and following the instructions.
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Brief AnalysisThe message is a scam designed to trick people into promoting a bogus page and participating in dodgy online surveys. Participants will not receive the promised baby relief kit no matter how many groups they post in or how many surveys they complete.
Hello everyone ...Johnson is giving a way free baby kits as samples
i got one for my baby ..i think this is limited offer and will not stay long time
Post Promises Free Johnson's Baby Relief Kit
Post is a Promotion and Survey Scam
But, even after you carry out these steps, you will still not get to claim your prize. Instead, you will be told that you must participate in one or more online surveys before claiming your baby relief kit. These surveys will try to get you to provide your mobile phone number to sign up for SMS subscriptions, ostensibly to allow you to get survey results or go in the draw for various prizes. Or, the surveys may ask you to provide your name and contact details.
Thus, victims may be faced with large phone bills for unwanted mobile phone services. Or, they may be inundated with unwanted promotional emails, phone calls and junk mail.
Meanwhile, the scammers who created the bogus promotion will earn money through underhand affiliate marketing systems each time a victim participates in a survey or provides his or her personal details.
And, by tricking people into promoting their fake prize post via sharing and posting to groups, the scammers will receive a steady stream of new victims.
Be Cautious of Posts Offering Free Gifts In Exchange for Liking and Sharing
Last updated: July 9, 2014
First published: July 9, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen