The scammers just never seem to take a break from Facebook, and one of the most enticing scams of them all is back in full force.
It’s basically just a variation of the old “Free Gift Card” scam that pretty much stays viral on Facebook.
In a nutshell, the scam says Walmart is giving away free $250 gift cards to virtually anyone who wants one.
Sounds great, right? Especially just a week before Christmas!
The problem is, Walmart is not giving away free gift cards. And neither is anyone else unless the giveaway is part of a promotion being offered on the company’s official website.
If you think about it, it’s easy to see why these types of offers have to be scams. Facebook has over a billion users, and even if just 10% of them were to receive a free $250 gift card…well, you can do the math.
Bottom line: The only people getting anything for free in these “givaways” are the scammers who post them. And the money they receive will come out of YOUR pocket! Just be aware that you’re not going to a great a free gift card, a free iPad, or a free anything else of real value just for responding to a post on Facebook.
When you see these types of scam posts, simply ignore them. Or better yet, remove them from your news feed and report them to Facebook in order to prevent others from falling victim to the scams.