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McDonald's Gift Card Via WhatsApp

How the scam works:

(with videos below) Did you just come across the McDonald's gift card on WhatsApp? It's always nice when a store that you visit often offers free gift cards for your loyalty. Well, as the latest in a series of free gift card scams proves, the allure of getting something for nothing is often the quickest road to getting ripped-off. However, besides McDonald's other big brands such as Starbucks, Target, and Wal-Mart are being used as a front for this latest phishing scams. The McDonald's Gift Card offer on WhatsApp is exactly the same scam that criminals pulled recently with the Starbucks voucher.

Watch the video below to see in action the Starbucks Gift Card Scam on Facebook.

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Needless to say, this is just a phishing scam meant to collect your personal information which will lead to identity theft.

How to avoid:

Large retailers such as McDonald's never offer deals to customers via WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, or through unsolicited email campaigns. Ignore the offer totally. If you really want to participate in rewards programs and gift cards are your thing, use only legitimate companies. One of the most trustworthy service out there is, which is the largest online rewards portal dedicated to helping customers earn gift cards, electronics, and exclusive merchandise. You can visit their website and register for free HERE. They offer a $5 sign-up bonus.

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