Samsung announced the much anticipated, and the successor the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Samsung Galaxy S3 at a launch party in London yesterday. With so much of hype and fan base, scammers on Facebook have taken advantage of it and have created a fake Facebook page, indicating that Samsung is giving away 10,000 Galaxy S3 and 10,000 Galaxy Tab for free to users online. Well, this is simply a ridiculous scam for which users on Facebook are falling for.
Samsung just announced the Galaxy S3 and you cannot expect an offer like this to follow. Even if Samsung starts a giveaway, there is no way they’re going to give away 10,000 SGS3 for free! Seriously, you got to be kidding me!
When you visit the Facebook page, you are asked to follow a few steps in order to “claim” the SGS3:
Step 1 : Click on “Join” at the top of the page.
Step 2 : Click ” Invite Friends” at the top of the page and select your friends and click SUBMIT. Gift voucher you receive depends upon amount of friends you invite.
Invite 50 Friends = Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Invite 100 Friends = Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Invite 200 Friends = Samsung S3
Invite 500 Friends = Samsung Galaxy S3 + Galaxy Tab 10.1
[NOTE : To select friends faster, press TAB and SPACE repeatedly.]
Step 3 : Comment – ” Great :D Thanks Samsung ! ” below.
Step 4 : [link] <- Go here after completing above two steps.
IMPORTANT : Please perform all the steps carefully, every step is important. Recipients would be contacted shortly via Facebook Messages.
On visiting the blogger link provided, you will be presented with a pop-up message with a bunch of online survey links. You are asked to answer all of the survey and proceed to claim the SGS3. By now, you should have realized that this is a scam and a fake offer. Proceeding further, you will be asked to verify yourself by enter your personal information like name, email address, and in order to verify it, you are asked to enter your credit card details.
Please DO NOT provide any such details on sites like this. This is a trick that scammers are playing in order to get your personal and financial information and misuse them. Sometimes, it may lead you to download malicious files into your computer that might enable scammers to access all your credentials including credit card details and email id.
It is recommended that you DO NOT click on such links or scam messages on Facebook. If you come across this scam message, please delete/remove the scam from your Facebook news feed immediately. Alternately, you can report the scam to Facebook Security.
With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed.