According to a post that is currently being shared on Facebook, Disneyland is giving 4 free tickets to every family to celebrate its 125th anniversary.
One version of the post features the Disney Parks logo. Another version includes an image supposedly depicting a 100% off coupon along with text inviting you to “follow simple steps” to get your free tickets.
If you click on the post, you will be taken to a website that initially instructs you to complete a short survey about any previous visits you may have had to a Disney park. The site will then pretend to check your answers and select you as a “winner”. In reality, all site visitors are told that they have won, regardless of what survey answers they provide.
Next, you will be instructed to share and like the page on Facebook. Supposedly, you must share and like before your entry can be verified. Sharing and liking exposes your friends and family to the scam and helps the scammers promote the fake giveaway across Facebook.
If you do share and like as instructed, you will be told that you must complete your verification by clicking a link. You may be presented with a list of links to choose from.
The links open further suspect websites that promise you the chance to win various prizes in exchange for supplying your name, email address, phone numbers, and home address. However, all of the information you provide will be shared with dodgy marketing companies.
After participating, you will be inundated with unwanted marketing calls, emails, text messages, and letters promoting a range of suspect products and services.
And, you will never get the promised free Disneyland tickets, no matter how many sites you give your information to. The free tickets do not exist.
Facebook scammers have been targeting Disney fans via similar free ticket scams on Facebook for years now. In fact, scammers have used the names of many well-known companies around the world in an endless series of fake Facebook giveaways.
For the record, Disneyland opened in July 1955, so 2019 is not its 125th anniversary as claimed in the scam post.
Screenshots of the scam posts and fake website: