“Free $75 Ross Stores Coupon” Facebook Survey Scam

Outline:
Circulating Facebook post claims that you can click to get a free coupon valued at $75 from US department store chain Ross Dress For Less.



Analysis:
The post is fraudulent and it is not associated with Ross Dress For Less in any way. Those who participate will not receive the promised coupon.

The post is a Facebook scam designed to trick you into first spamming your friends with the same fake giveaway and then supplying your personal information on scam survey websites.

Ross Dress for Less has published a warning about the scam on its official Facebook Page. The warning notes in part:

We want to call your attention to a fake offer for a Ross Dress for Less $75 coupon posted on Facebook newsfeeds and shared by users. This coupon offer was not created, posted or sanctioned by Ross Dress for Less. We’re working with Facebook to shut down the unauthorized offer and associated posts.





Such survey scams continue to be very common on Facebook.

Refer to the following resources for further details about such scams:
What is a Facebook Survey Scam?
Survey Scam List

Example:
Ross Dress For Less Coupon Scam Post

The link in the scam post opens the fraudulent website depicted in the following screenshot:
Ross Dress For Less Free Coupon Scam website

Last updated: October 27, 2016
First published: October 27, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Ross Dress For Less Facebook Scam Warning