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NEXT “Free £250 Voucher” Facebook Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Circulating Facebook post claims that you can click to get a free voucher worth £250 from UK based retailer NEXT.



Analysis:
The post is bogus and it is in no way associated with NEXT. There are no prizes and no winners other than the scammers who created the fake giveaway. Those who participate will never receive the promised free voucher.

In fact, the post is a typical Facebook survey scam designed to trick you into first spamming your friends with the same fake giveaway and then supplying your personal information on third-party  “prize offer” websites.

This Hoax-Slayer YouTube Channel video discusses another survey scam that claims that participants can get the chance to win a Range Rover rather than Next vouchers. Although the “bait” is different, the underlying scam is the same.




These types of scams continue to be very common on Facebook.

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

Example:
NEXT voucher giveaway Facebook scam post

The link in the scam post loads the fraudulent website shown in this screenshot:
NEXT survey scam fake webpage

Last updated: October 6, 2016
First published: October 6, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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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.

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