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Facebook – New $500 Walmart gift card scam

There are no “free lunches” available from the Internet and users should never click on links or buttons associated with these scams that often lead to a malicious application.

http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/Ive-just-received-a-500-Walmart-Giftcard-for-free-and-5-more-to-give-away-to-friends-Facebook-Scam.html

QUOTE: I’ve just received a $500 Walmart Giftcard for free and 5 more to give away to friends – Facebook Scam

Scam Signature Message: I’ve just received a $500 Walmart Giftcard for free and 5 more to give away to friends. If you shop at Walmart and want one for free, get one here

Scam Type: Survey Scam, Rogue Facebook Application, Bogus Offer

Trending: February 2013

Why it’s a Scam: Clicking the wall post link takes you to a Facebook called ‘Free Giftcards:’

How to Deal with the Scam:  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).  You’ll also need to remove the rogue Facebook application from your account.

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