Free Argos gift card for Christmas? It’s a Facebook scam

Posted: 04/12/2014 in Cyber Crime, Facebook
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Yet another scam is spreading rapidly on Facebook, this time claiming to offer a free £500 Argos gift card to British shoppers.

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Free £500 Argos gift cards for Christmas
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As it's coming up to Christmas we have decided to give away 250 £500 Argos gift cards.

The scam follows the highly prevalent ASDA gift voucher scam that has been spreading in recent hours on Facebook, and is probably masterminded by the same group of fraudsters – seeing as the modus operandi appears to be identical.

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Facebook users are tricked into sharing the link with their online friends, in the belief that they will win a prize. Of course, the more that the link is shared the more traffic is driven to a website of the scammers’ own choosing – and they earn commission every time they trick users into filling in an online form requesting personal information.

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Tens of thousands of users have already been duped – proving just how easy it is to be conned into sharing “special offer” links.

Of course, Argos has nothing at all to do with the scheme – but it’s their brand name which is being besmirched.

If you were fooled into participating in this scam remove the message from your newsfeed, so you are no longer spreading it with your online chums.

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