Sunday, November 18, 2012

SCAM ALERT: Beware of Target Voucher Giveaways on Facebook!

Update (1020am): Yes, it is a scam and most likely a phishing expedition  Here is a response from Target on their Facebook wall to a comment asking about the "deal."

Original Post: If you have been on Facebook this morning, you undoubtedly have seen posts from friends that appear to claim an offer for Target Gift Vouchers. I have seen amounts ranging from $150-500.
I can't verify if the are real or scam, but I am highly suspicious.

  • First, I saw three posts in a row that looked like an offer claim, yet all three said there were the same amount of claims remaining. 
  • Second, there is no mention of these giveaways anywhere on Target's official Facebook page. They do have a gift card contest running though in case you are interested in getting a legit one. 
  • Third, there is strong history here with retail gift card scams on Facebook. 

All in all, I would say this one is too good to be true. Avoid.

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