Chick-fil-A Scam: How It Works
There is a new Chick-fil-A scam that is making its rounds on Facebook. How does it work? You probably saw a “Chick-fil-A gift basket for everyone” promo recently. The deal supposedly comes from Travis Porter, Chick-fil-A “regional manager”, who says how everyone could receive a gift card or a gift basket if you do one thing. The scam is very similar to the one that was used in the Subway Rewards Scam.
Below is a screenshot of the Facebook post that’s been published by the bogus account:
The Chick-fil-A scam is promoted on the social media platform as if it would come from one of the leaders of the company, Travis Porter. Let’s see. The content states:
“Hello everyone, my name is Travis Porter and I am the Regional Manager of Chick-fil-A! I have an announcement to make – To celebrate our 61st Anniversary, We are giving EVERYONE who shaᴦes & then comments by 4 pm SUNDAY one of these gift-baskets containing a $35 Chick-fil-A gift-card plus surprises that will make your heart flutter!
Register here https://bit.ly/2FXm7Gt”.
Once you click on the link, you visit a poorly designed page where the scammer invites you to insert your email address. Also, you need to create a password and submit your credit card info.
It’s funny how the crooks even say: “THIS IS NOT FRAUD !!! Credit card for verification only, FREE !!! “there are no fees”, and as a prize recipient, once you have successfully registered, the prize will be sent to your account within 30 minutes“.
Chick-fil-A Gift Basket For Everyone: Not This Time
There are a ton of red flags with this fake Chick-fil-A scam. First of all, at this level of brand names, no company manager would be allowed to make this offer. Secondly, there are many grammar mistakes and spelling errors. The text of these promos should come from their marketing departments.
Chick-fil-A Gift Basket: How to Avoid the Scam
However, the Chick-fil-A gift card scam could be framed in many other angles, which will lead anywhere from identity theft to malware on your computer. To summarize, stay away from this Facebook scam. The big companies never give away gift cards through Traver Porters.
Criminals use the Chick-fil-A brand and other food organizations like Burger King or McDonald’s. Please add your experience below and feel free to report the scammers. How can you do that?
Chick-fil-A Scam: How To Report
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