Posts being shared on Facebook claim that you can click to get five free cartons of Marlboro brand cigarettes.
Supposedly, the company is giving away the cigarettes as a means of celebrating its 100th anniversary.
But, in fact, the posts are scams designed to trick you into divulging your personal information on suspect websites. No cigarettes are being given away.
There has been a series of very similar cigarette giveaway Facebook scams in recent years. The first example below is currently being distributed. The second example first launched back in July 2017. Around June 2016, another version of the scam was supposedly giving away ten cartons of Marlboro. And, there have been several other versions, including one that claimed to be giving away ten cartons of Winfield brand cigarettes.
Most versions have been distributed mainly via the Facebook News Feed. However, some versions are shared via Facebook Messenger as well.
For the record, the Marlboro brand is not 100 years old as claimed in the scam posts. Philip Morris launched the brand in 1924.
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Examples of the scam posts: