Kohl’s “$70 Off Any Purchase Gift Card” Facebook Scam

Outline:
Circulating Facebook post claims that you can click to get a gift card from US department store chain Kohl’s that will allow you to take $70 off any purchase of $80 or more.




Analysis:
The post is fraudulent and is in no way associated with Kohl’s. Participants will never receive the promised gift card. In fact, the post is a typical Facebook survey scam designed to trick you into first spamming your friends with the same fake giveaway and then divulging your personal information on dodgy survey websites. These survey sites will share the information you provide with third-party marketers who will then inundate you with unwanted and annoying phone calls, text messages, emails, and surface letters. The scammers who created the fake Kohl’s giveaway will earn commissions each time a victim supplies details on one of the survey sites.

Kohl’s has confirmed that the supposed giveaway is not valid via a comment on its official Facebook Page.

Scams like this one are 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:
Kohl's $70 Gift Card Facebook Scam Post





A screenshot of the bogus Kohl’s giveaway page:

Kohl's $70 Gift Card Facebook Scam Page




Last updated: October 5, 2016
First published: October 5, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
‘Free Kohl’s $75 Coupon’ Post Is A Scam
Kohl’s Facebook Page Comment