A new scam message has been spreading across the social networking giant Facebook, trying to trick users by providing their personal information as well as financial details. The message spreading promises the user with free tickets to Disneyland, however, there is no such offer, and the message spreading is a fake.
The scam is spreading with the following title – “Receive 4 Disney Land/Disney World Tickets FREE (Limited Time Only!)” along with the message – “Few Disney Tickets Remaining”.
Clicking on the message link will take you to a bogus page where you will see a picture of person holding two entry tickets to Disneyland. At the bottom of it, you will notice a fake countdown, which indicates the number of remaining tickets.
In order to claim the free tickets, the scammer urges you to “share” the bogus page with your friends on Facebook and also “like” a Facebook page. The “like” button is an image and not the actual data from Facebook. Upon viewing the source code of the page, you will find the direct URL to the image. Once you have finished the steps, you will be taken to another page where you are asked to complete an online survey.
There are similar such scams that we have reported in the past. Some of them include, Two Free JetBlue Airline Tickets, FREE Tom’s Shoes: 24 Hours Left, and free Southwest Airline Ticket. It is recommended that you do not click on any of these as they might include malicious programs that could harm your computer.
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.