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.
The message is not an official Beats by Dr. Dre promotion. The message is a typical survey scam. Users who fall for the ruse and follow the link will first be tricked into spamming the same fake promotion to their friends by "liking" or "sharing" the bogus promotions page. Next, they will be told they must complete a survey or offer before receiving their free headphones. Some of the "survey" pages ask users to provide personal information including name, address and contact details, ostensibly to allow them to go in the draw for a prize. Others invite them to download dubious toolbars, games or software. Still others will claim that users must provide their mobile phone number - thereby subscribing to absurdly expensive text messaging services - in order to get the results of a survey or go in the running for a prize.
A later version of the scam makes the spurious claim that the headphones are being given away because they are unsealed and therefore cannot be sold. This is an increasingly common Facebook scammer tactic Be cautious of any message that claims products are being given away because they are unsealed
No matter how many offers or surveys they complete, or what services they subscribe to, victims will never receive their promised gift.
The scammers who create these bogus promotions will earn commissions via suspect affiliate marketing schemes each and every time a victim completes an offer or participates in a survey. Victims may also be faced with large phone bills for unwanted mobile phone services and, because they have provided name and contact details, they may be inundated with unwanted promotional emails, phone calls and junk mail.
FREE Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones!! (limited time only)
Dr. Dre is currently giving away free headphones to all facebook users!
We have 3,459 pairs of beats that can't be sold because they're unsealed so we are giving them away for free to 3,459 lucky people..
Want one? Just share this photo and like our page, then go here [link removed] and enter your shipping details!!!
Last updated: April 22, 2013
First published: 21st February 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
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