Beware of "Get a Free $50 Starbucks Gift Card to Celebrate 45th Anniversary" Scam
April 27, 2016
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, is a scam sent by cybercriminals. 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
Get a Free $50 Starbucks Gift Card to celebrate 45th Anniversary
1 card per person. claim yours now
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.
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