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Costco Free Gift Cards and Candy Crush Promotion Scam
September 06, 2013 3:43 PM
This promotion: "Candy Crush has teamed up with American Express to give lucky Facebook users $100 gift cards", is a scam. If receive this post on your Facebook Wall or Timeline, please report it as spam. This fake post will try to trick you into installing a malicious Facebook application.
The Costco Free Gift Cards and Candy Crush Promotion Scam Facebook Post
Candy Crush $100 Amex Candy Crush has teamed up with American Express to give lucky Facebook users $100 gift cards. Get yours now by clicking the link! NOTE: You must allow the app. hxxp://is.gd/vGDcs0
Costco FREE $500 giftcards (Limited Time Only!)
As part of a special promotion Costco has teamed up with Candy Crush to give away FREE $500 giftcards to all Facebook users! To get your card all you need to do is click here hxxp://on.fb.me/15EwMGp and allow Candy Crush! limited time only
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