Beware of "Get a $100 KOHL'S Gift Card" Facebook Promotion Scam
October 30, 2014
Together the Facebook post and website below: "Get a $100 KOHL'S Gift Card," is a Facebook sharing and like scam. The scam will attempt to trick you into clicking on it by claiming that you can receive a free KOHL Gift card at the website www.rewardnow.pw. But, the website is malicious and a fake, and has nothing to do with KOHL. It is only a scam to get you to comment on, "like" or share the same deceptive website on Facebook, which will make it very popular.
Please continue reading below.
If you receive a post on your Facebook Wall or Timeline about KOHL, please verify the authenticity of the message by asking about it on KOHL's legitimate Facebook page located at: https://www.facebook.com/kohls
The Fake KOHL Facebook Post
$100 KOHL'S Gift Card
KOHLS is giving away Gift Cards! Get Yours now!
Complete these 3 simple steps below to get Your $100 KOHL'S Gift Card!
Step 1, Share
Step 2, Add a comment below "Thanks" to show your appreciation!
Final Step: Click Like!
Copyright 2014 The KOHL'S Promos Co.
Clicking on the post (DO NOT) will take you to the malicious website www.rewardnow.pw, where you will be asked to like, share, or make a comment in order to receive your KOHL's $100 gift card.
note: the website name or address may change, so look out for the same scam on other websites.
But, by liking,commenting on and sharing this scam, you are only helping to spread it to other Facebook users and making the scammers responsible for this, earn money. Scammers earn money when they make a page popular and are able to sell it to the highest bidder, along with the names and other public information of the persons who liked or shared the scam.
I guess, the last thing we want to do is to make these scammers rich by tricking you and others into liking and sharing a Facebook post or website. So, if you have already liked or shared this scam, please unlike and unshare it.
Also, they may ask you to complete surveys in order to receive your gift card. But, it doesn't matter how much surveys you complete, you will never receive any Kmart gift cards. The scammers, on the other hand, will get paid for each competed survey.
Click here for instructions on how to remove things you have already posted on Facebook.
Also, if the scam appears on your Facebook Timeline or Wall, please report it to Facebook and remove it.
If you have noticed or told my your friends that you are posting this scam or others, on their Facebook Walls or Timelines, please click here to remove unwanted or malicious applications from your Facebook account that maybe posting information on your behalf.
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