Facebook and Walmart Offer $1,000 Christmas Gift Cards Scam

Dec 14, 2012 | comments

On Facebook Some posts, claiming that the social media network has partnered up with Walmart and they’re giving away free $1,000 (764 Euro) gift cards.

 Facebook and Walmart Offer $1,000 Christmas Gift Cards Scam

“Hey friends, I got a $1000 Gift Card from WALMART as a Christmas Gift! Get it right away! -> bil.ly,” the malicious Facebook posts read.

Users who fall for it and click on the link are taken to a website where they’re presented with instructions on how to provide their authentication tokens.

Then they’re asked to install a bogus Walmart Facebook app and participate in all sorts of surveys. 

Walmart Scam Landind Page


By doing what the scammers ask of you, you’re actually allowing them to post on your Facebook timeline. Furthermore, by participating in the surveys, you’re helping them make a profit. 

If you did make the mistake of installing the Facebook application, then you could be spamming the message to your friends. Clean up your newsfeed and profile to remove references to the scam. (click the “x” in the top right hand corner of the post). 
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