Looks like scam messages are spilling over on the social network giant Facebook. We’ve found yet another scam that spreading on Facebook today. The scam message with the title – “Eat for Free at Pizza Hut!” is being spread by users who have been tricked by scammers by giving the scam an enticing title.
The scam has a message that states – “Take advantage of this special Pizza Hut offer! Receive a FREE pizza coupon today! Act quickly before the supply runs out. With only a few coupons left, they’ll go fast!”
Please be aware that this is a fake offer and there is no such coupon which can get you a free pizza from Pizza Hut. Scams like this are created by scammers to obtain your personal and confidential information like name, age, address, mobile, and credit card details. Please avoid clicking on scam links like this and DO NOT share them across Facebook.
The above scam will take you to a fake page where you are asked to “share” the page with your friends and also add a comment “Delicious”. The website states that the “offer will expire on Tuesday, October 18th, or when the remaining 311 pizza coupons have been given out!”
According to Graham Cluley from Sophos, after you have added the comment, you will be redirected to a “make money fast” website. The page provides all information related to making money, but nowhere explains how you can claim your free Pizza Hut coupon. Scammers get paid to drive traffic to the site and get users to enter their personal details. The details could be exposed or sold to third-party sites and marketing organizations, which in turn will spam you by sending unrelated offers.
We had seen a similar scam earlier in August, where users were tricked to complete online surveys in order to win a free $100 Pizza Hut gift card. If you come across messages like this, then please avoid clicking on them. Scammers create such scam messages to make money by tricking users to enter username, password and credit card number. I suggest you to remove the scam from your news feed by clicking on the Xmark on the top-right corner of the post. Alternatively you can report the scam to the Facebook Security team.
Please note that scams like this use multiple domain and different web pages. You may see variations in the landing pages, but they are all the same.
Despite Facebook taking precautionary measures by officially launching a document called Guide to Facebook Securityand partnering with a web based security firm WebSense, there hasn’t been much improvements in reducing the number of scams spreading on Facebook. However, we at Techie Buzz make sure that our readers stay up to date with the latest threats and scam messages spreading on Facebook and elsewhere. So, make sure you’ve liked us on Facebook and signed up to receive free email alerts.