SURVEY SCAM - 'Free Large Domino's Pizza' Facebook Post
According to a post currently being distributed across Facebook, you can get a free Domino's pizza by clicking a link in the message. However, the post is a scam designed to trick you into spamming your friends with the same fake giveaway message and providing your personal information via dodgy survey websites. The supposed offer is not associated with Domino's and those who participate will not receive a free pizza.
If you click the post, you will be taken to a fake Facebook page that instructs you to share the post with your Facebook friends as the first step towards getting your free pizza. This step ensures that the bogus giveaway spreads quickly across Facebook as more and more people see and share the post.
After sharing, you will be instructed to click a link to claim your pizza prize. The link will take you to an 'unlock voucher' webpage. However, a 'security' popup that appears on the page will claim that you must first choose an option from a list of available offers or surveys, supposedly as a means of combating spam (see screenshot at bottom of page).
The links open various third-party websites that promise further prizes in exchange for providing your name and contact details. But, fine print on the pages will state that your personal information will be shared with 'site sponsors' and other marketers. Thus, soon after supplying your information, you will begin receiving unwanted and annoying marketing emails, phone calls, and surface letters. In some cases, you may be tricked into subscribing to very expensive SMS 'services' that charge you several dollars for every text message they send you.
But, no matter how many surveys or offers you complete, you will never get the promised pizza.
Meanwhile, the scammers who created the fake giveaway will earn commission fees every time a user supplies personal information on one of the listed websites.
This type of scam is very common on Facebook. Be wary of any supposed giveaway that claims that you must share and like a post and participate in a survey or offer before you can enter to win.
Last updated: August 6, 2015
First published: August 6, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
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