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‘Get a $200 Nike Gift Card’ Scam Message

by Brett M. Christensen

According to a message that is circulating via social media, you can get a $200 Nike gift card just by clicking and sharing a link.

The message urges you to “share ASAP” with your friends and claims that you will win the gift card if 4 people share from the link you send them.

However, the message is a scam and it has no connection to Nike. No amount of sharing will win you any gift cards.  
By tricking people into sharing, the scammers ensure that their fake giveaway post spreads rapidly and is thus seen by many new potential victims.

If you follow the link in the post and share as instructed, you will then be told that you must visit various survey websites as a means of validating your prize entry.

The survey sites will promise the chance to win further prizes in exchange for completing surveys and providing your name and contact details.

But, any information you provide will be shared with dodgy marketing companies who will subsequently inundate you with unwanted phone calls, emails, text messages, and letters promoting a range of products and services.

Survey scams like this one are very common.  If you receive one, do not share or click on it.

An example of the scam message:

Nike Gift Card Scam

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,