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Beware of "Get a Free $50 Starbucks Gift Card to Celebrate 45th Anniversary" Scam

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Beware of "Get a Free $50 Starbucks Gift Card to Celebrate 45th Anniversary" Scam

Recipients of the fake Starbucks post below, which claims that they can get a free $50 Starbucks gift card to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the American coffee company and coffeehouse chain, should not follow the instructions in it because it is a scam being sent by cyber criminals. Please be alerted that the $50 gift card is not an official promotion or offer from Starbucks. Starbucks customers should exercise caution before clicking on links and sharing their personal information online. The Starbucks gift card scam is currently located at the following fraudulent websites: "starbucks.com-claim.com" and "www.starbucks.com-birthday.com," but may appear on other websites, as so as the current websites are discovered and taken down.

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The Starbucks Gift Card Scam

Starbucks Gift Card

Get a Free $50 Starbucks Gift Card to celebrate 45th Anniversary
1 card per person. claim yours now
starbucks.com-claim.com
www. starbucks.com-birthday.com

The Starbucks scam was created by cyber-criminals to steal their victims’ personal information and trick them into sharing the same scam with their friends, by claiming that the potential victims need to do so in order to receive a 500 Starbucks voucher. But, sharing the scam will only spread it to other potential victims, which is what the cyber-criminals behind the scam want.

The scam may also take victims to dangerous websites, where their computers may get infected with a virus, Trojan horse or some other malware. So, this is why it is important to take precaution before clicking on links in email messages or on social media websites.

Also, internet users who have already submitted their personal information on the fake Starbucks website will receive spam and malicious email messages, which will attempt to trick them into sending their money, in order to receive some form of prize, or infect their computers with viruses, Trojan horse or other malicious and fake software.

Remember, to tell if Starbucks vouchers, coupons, gift cards or a promotions are authentic, please ask them at their legitimate Facebook page located at:

Facebook users, who have already shared the fake Starbucks voucher offer, may click here for instructions on how to remove things they have already posted on Facebook. Also, if the scam appears on their Facebook Timeline or Wall, they can report it to Facebook as spam.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Dec 4, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: New York, United States

    I was stupid enough to fall for the Starbucks scam. I feel so worried. I learned my lesson, but now they have my information, I cannot find the activities icon on my computer to delete old posts. GOD bless Ms.Imperiale for sending us the alert on the scams.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 28, 2016 by info

    Here is another fake Starbucks website that should not be visited:
    http://www.starbucks.com-regi.com/

    delete


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