According to various posts that have appeared on Facebook newsfeeds in recent days, Krispy Kreme is giving EVERYONE a free box of twelve doughnuts (or donuts) as a means of celebrating the company’s birthday.
To get their free box, participants are instructed to simply share, like, and comment. The posts promise that users will be sent their coupon within a few hours.
Som versions also require users to click a link to verify their entry before receiving their coupon.
But, alas, no amount of liking, sharing, commenting, or clicking will get you any free Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The posts are scams designed to promote dodgy Facebook Pages and accumulate large numbers of Page likes as quickly as possible.
Some versions also trick users into divulging their personal details on scammy third-party survey websites.
Some of the scams are using Facebook live video as a means of reaching even more potential victims.
The terrible realisation that this too is a scam may be doubly traumatic for doughnut lovers who were recently promised a free box of Dunkin Donuts in a very similar Facebook scam.
An example of the scam post:
Krispy Kreme is giving away one free box (12 donuts) coupon to everyone to celebrate their birthday.
To get your coupon simply SHARE & comment THANKS on this video.
We will verify your share & comment and will send your coupon to your inbox in 6 hours.
Enjoy your donuts, Don’t forget to like us.
The following Hoax-Slayer YouTube videos provide more information about these types of scam: