“Get a Free $80 ShopRite Coupon” Facebook Scam

Outline:
Circulating Facebook post claims that you can click to get a free $80 coupon from supermarket chain, ShopRite.



Analysis:
The post is a scam and it has no connection to ShopRite. Those who participate will never receive the promised coupon

The post is just one in an ongoing series of very similar Facebook scams that falsely claim to be giving away shopping coupons or vouchers for various stores around the world.

These scam posts are designed to trick you into first spamming your friends with the same fake giveaway and then divulging your personal information on fraudulent “survey” or “offer” websites.


There are a great many scams like this one on Facebook and more appear on the network every day.

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

Example:
ShopRite Survey Scam Facebook Post

 

The link in the scam post opens the fraudulent website shown in this screenshot:

ShopRite Survey Scam Web Page




Last updated: November 19, 2016
First published: November 19, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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