According to a post currently being shared on Facebook, supermarket chain Safeway is giving free $75 coupons to EVERYONE as a means of celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The post invites you to click to get your coupon.
But, alas, the post is just another Facebook scam designed to trick you into divulging your personal information on suspect “survey” websites.
Those who participate have no chance whatsoever of getting the promised voucher.
An Example of The Scam Post:
This video from the Hoax-Slayer YouTube Channel discusses a survey scam attempt that promises participants the chance to win a Range Rover rather than store vouchers. Despite the difference in the type of prize being offered as bait, the underlying scam is the same.
Scams like this one are very common on Facebook.
For the record, Safeway was founded in 1915 so it is not celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017 as claimed in the scam post.
Importance NoticeAfter 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 YouI 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 DateHoax-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!