According to a post that is spreading rapidly across Facebook, Bud Light has announced that everyone who shares a link will be sent a 24 pack of beer.
The post, which features a photo of a Bud Light beer box, claims that the giveaway is to celebrate the company’s anniversary.
If you click the link, you will be taken to a scam website that insists that you allow notifications in your browser before you can watch a video. Exactly how the scam plays out may depend on your location and other factors.
But, at some point, you will be prompted to share the fake giveaway page on Facebook. Then, you will be redirected to a site that claims that you can win further prizes by entering your name and contact details. But, if you do so, your information will be shared with dodgy marketing companies who will later bombard you with unwanted promotional phone calls, emails, and text messages.
You will also receive scam notifications in your browser.
No matter how many scam sites you visit or how many times you divulge your personal details, you will never receive your free beer.
This bogus giveaway is similar to a 2018 scam which falsely claimed that you could get a free 24 pack of Coors Light in exchange for sharing and commenting.
Scams like this are very common on Facebook. Be wary of any post that claims that you can win prizes, coupons, or vouchers in exchange for sharing and clicking a link. Many make the false claim that the supposed giveaway is associated with the company’s anniversary.
A screenshot of the scam post:
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