Facebook Voucher Scam - "40% off at All Lidl Stores Exclusive Coupon for Christmas Season"
December 27, 2015
The voucher/coupon below: "40% off at All Lidl Stores Exclusive Coupon for Christmas Season," is a Facebook like-farming scam. This scam will attempt to trick Facebook users into clicking on it, by claiming that they get a Lidl's 40% grocery voucher/coupon this Christmas season. But, the fake Facebook website has nothing to do with Lidl, and is only a scam to get Facebook users to comment on, "like" or share the same deceptive website or fake post with their Facebook friends.
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Lidl has posted the following public notice on their Twitter page:
Lidl IrelandVerified account
Please be aware that the 40%Off voucher circulating is not issued by us. It is a scam & can't be redeemed in our stores
If you have received the same fake post on your Facebook Wall or Timeline, please report it to Facebook as spam.The scammers behind the post may change the website name and the coupon dollar amount.
The Lidl Voucher/Coupon Scam
40% off at All Lidl Stores Exclusive Coupon for Christmas Season
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 commenting on, liking and sharing a fake Facebook post or website. So, if you have already liked, commented on, or shared this scam, please unlike, remove your comment and 'unshare' it.
Also, they may ask you to complete surveys in order to receive your coupon. But, it doesn't matter how much surveys you complete, you will never receive any coupons. 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.
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