Woolworths “Free $300 Grocery Coupon” Facebook Scam

Outline:
Circulating Facebook post claims that you can click to get a free $300 grocery coupon from giant Australian supermarket chain Woolworths.



Analysis:
The post is fraudulent and it is not associated with Woolworths in any way. Those who decide to participate have no chance whatsoever of winning a grocery coupon or any other prize.

It is a Facebook scam designed to trick you into sending the same fake giveaway message to all of your friends and then divulging your personal information on suspect “survey” and “offer” websites.

Woolworths has confirmed via comments on its official Facebook Page that the supposed giveaway is a scam. The company has been targeted repeatedly in similar Facebook scams in recent years.  Scams like this continue to be very common on Facebook and target many different companies around the world.




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

Example:
Woolworths Grocery Giveaway Facebook Scam

The link in the scam post loads the fraudulent website shown in this screenshot:
Woolworths Grocery Giveaway Scam Website

Last updated: October 31, 2016
First published: October 31, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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