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Facebook Survey Scam - Free Tesco Voucher

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

Analysis
The message is not an official Tesco 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 Tesco promotions page. Next, they will be told they must complete a survey or offer before receiving their free voucher. 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.

No matter how many offers or surveys they complete, or what services they subscribe to, victims will never receive their promised vouchers.

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.

For more information about survey scams, see:
What is a Facebook Survey Scam? - Survey Scams Explained




Examples
They are here, and ready to go. Who wants a 500 Tesco Voucher? Share this pic and 500 winners will be chosen at random on the 5th of November!

Confirm your entry -> [Link removed]

Good Luck!

Tesco Survey Scam

Free 175 Tesco voucher. (41 Left) (link removed)

Claim your Free 175 Tesco Voucher. Only a few left.

Tesco Voucher Survey Scam


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Last updated: November 4, 2013
First published:June 4 2012
By Brett M. Christensen
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