The scam is spreading with the following title – “Get a Handbag and Wallet from COACH for Free (limited time only!),” along with the message – “COACH is currently giving away Handbags to select Facebook users for a limited time! – [LINK]”
Clicking the scam link take you to a bogus page where you are asked to “share” and “like” a Facebook page. You are also asked to add a comment stating “Thanks, I love Coach,” even before you get what you were offered. The page you will be taken to appears as follows -
Currently, there is no such giveaway or free offers from Coach. This is simply a scam message that spammers are trying to spread on Facebook. Scammers usually create fake messages like this to drive traffic to their website or get users to complete online surveys. Getting users to complete surveys will fetch the scammers’ some money. Sometimes, you are asked to enter your personal information and credentials. Entering your details is risky as scammers might sell them to third party organizations or exploit them.
There are several such Pages created on Facebook, and it is advised not to fall for such tricks and complete the mentioned steps. There is no way you will get a free ticket to Cedar Point or any other gift by simply “liking” an image or a Facebook Page.
It is always recommended that you avoid clicking on scam messages. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.