Yet another coronavirus themed giveaway scam is currently hitting Facebook.
This version claims that KFC is giving everyone two chicken buckets to help people deal with lockdown and celebrate the company’s anniversary.
Supposedly, all you need to do to get your free chicken is share the post and add the comment “Thanks”. The post claims that the Facebook Page will inbox you a coupon after it has verified your share and comment.
But, in fact, the post has no connection to KFC and no amount of sharing and commenting will get you a free chicken bucket coupon.
The post is a typical giveaway scam designed to promote a fake Facebook Page and gather likes and shares. By tricking people into liking and sharing via a fake giveaway, scammers can significantly increase their profile on the network. They can then use the bogus Page to launch further scams, this time to a much larger pool of potential victims.
At any one time, there are likely to be hundreds of such giveaway scams circulating on Facebook. Many of the scams claim that the giveaway is a means of celebrating the targetted company’s anniversary.
And, right now, many are attempting to capitalize on news of the coronavirus pandemic.
If one of these fake giveaways hits your News Feed, don’t be tempted to participate. Doing so just helps the scammers. And, rest assured, you certainly won’t get the promised giveaway.
A screenshot of the scam post:
Transcript of the scam post:
As you’re all aware Everything is closed Due to Lockdown But its our 68th Anniversary And We Are Helping Everyone By Giving Each Person Two Chicken Buckets FREE! To Get Yours Simply Share This Post And Comment Thanks! We Will Inbox Your Coupon After Verifying Your Share & Comment!