Walmart “Free $100 Coupon” Facebook Scam

Outline:
Facebook post claims that Walmart is giving away a $100 coupon to EVERYONE this Christmas and urges you to click to get your free coupon now.




Analysis:
The claims in the post are untrue. Those who click will never get the promised coupon. The post is not associated with Walmart in any way and, despite the claims, those responsible for the post have no free Walmart coupons to give away.

In fact, the post is a typical 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.

This video from the Hoax-Slayer YouTube Channel discusses a survey scam that promises participants the chance to win a Range Rover. Whether it be cars, holidays, airline tickets, or store coupons, the underlying scam is the same.





There are many scams like this on Facebook and new versions appear every day.

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

Example:
Walmart $100 Coupon Giveaway Scam

Clicking the link in the scam post loads the fraudulent website depicted in the following screenshot:
Walmart Christmas Coupon giveaway scam website

Last updated: December 18, 2016
First published: December 18, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Hoax-Slayer on YouTube
Costco “Free $250 Coupon” Facebook Survey Scam