A post that is being shared widely across Facebook claims that US department store chain Kohl’s is giving away $150 off coupons to celebrate Black Friday.
The post asks you to like, share, and comment “done” and promises that your free Kohl’s coupon will be sent to your Facebook inbox “right away”.
However, the supposed giveaway is a scam. The post has no connection to Kohl’s and you will never receive any valid coupons no matter how much sharing, liking, and commenting that you do. Don’t be fooled into participating “just in case“.
And, there is no mention of the supposed coupon giveaway on the official Kohl’s Facebook Page.
Unusually for such scam posts, this version does not lead back to the original scam Facebook Page or profile. The examples I have seen so far simply trick users into sharing and commenting on posts shared by previous victims. Thus, they are not effectively promoting a scam profile or collecting likes for a bogus Facebook Page like more typical like-farming scams.
The scammers may be intending to make direct contact with victims who have shared the fake posts and try to involve them in further scams. At the time of writing, I have not received the inbox message that was supposed to be sent after sharing and commenting.
If you receive one of these messages, do not share, like, or comment on it. And let the person who posted it know that the message is a scam that is in no way associated with Kohl’s. To reiterate, even if you do share, like, and comment as requested, no valid Kohl’s coupon will ever be sent to you.
Here’s what the scam post looks like:
Kohl’s is Rewarding each family with FREE $150 OFF Coupon to celebrate Black Friday! Simply Like & Share This Post!! And Comment Done! We Will Inbox Your Coupon Right Away!
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!