A few more weeks to go and it will be Christmas. As early as now, some people are already shopping for the most popular holiday of the year. Apparently for scammers, the spirit of Christmas is also a chance to ploy on Facebook users.
The following is a new message distributed by scammers on the social network:
Free £500 Argos gift cards for Christmas
As it’s coming up to Christmas we have decided to give away
250 £500 Argos gift cards.
If you have seen this message posted by a friend on Facebook, please do not reshare or give commendable comments (an instruction provided to you by this Facebook scam supposedly as requirements you need to comply before you can claim the fake gift cards for Christmas from Argus.)
What the Argos Gift Card Message Does
This is not a clickjacking scam (a common scam on Facebook when messages and posts are automatically posted on your wall) because you are being told to reshare and comment on the post. Most fake giveaways distributed on Facebook are actually phishing attempts or facebook survey scams. You may also be giving information to online marketers and spammers.
The best way to deal with this is to mark the message as spam.
Warn your friends by advising them they will not get free vouchers or gift certificates or coupons or anything for free for providing their information to pages linked to in this Argus give away scam.
Please share this post to your friends.