Beware of "You Have 72 Hours to Claim Your Free $50.00 Tim Hortons Card" Facebook Scam
February 11, 2015
The Facebook post and page: "You have 72 hours to claim your Free $50.00 Tim Horton's Tim Card," is a Facebook like-farming scam. The scam will attempt to trick you into commenting on it,liking it, sharing it and completing surveys, by claiming you have 72 hours to claim your free $50.00 Tim Hortons' card.
Please continue reading below.
But, the Facebook post and page are a fake and are not associated with Tim Hortons. It is only a scam to get Facebook users to comment on, "like" or share in order to spread the same scam to other Facebook users.
If you receive the same post on your Facebook Wall or Timeline, please report it to Facebook.
The Facebook Like-Farming Scam
Happy Birthday Timmies
You have 72 hours to claim your Free $50.00 Tim Horton's Tim Card!
Celebrating our birthday, we decided to give away $50.00 tim cards to our loyal fans, claim yours now!
The post is located on Facebook at the following fake Tim Hortons page:
The legitimate Tim Hortons Facebook page is located at:
Always go to the legitimate Tim Hortons Facebook page to verify the authenticity of a promotion before taking part in it.
Now, by liking,commenting on and sharing the 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 Facebook post or website. So, if you have already liked, commented on, or shared this scam, please unlike, remove your comment and 'unshare' it.
Click here for instructions on how to remove things you have already posted on Facebook. And be careful, because scammers and spammers are tricking Facebook users into commenting on, sharing and liking things on Facebook.
After tricking Facebook users into doing the abovementioned activities, the scam will then ask them to go to the following fake Tim Hortons website to complete surveys:
This Facebook scam is similar to the following:
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