"Pizza Hut 2 FREE Large Pizzas" Giveway Scam

Online users, be aware of fake messages like the one below, which claim Pizza Hut is giving away 2 free large pizzas to everyone to celebrate their 60th anniversary. The messages contain a link that looks similar to Pizza Hut's website address or name and goes to a fake Pizza Hut website created by cybercriminals that asks visitors to complete a survey and share the same scam with their friends via WhatsApp, in order to receive their so-called free pizzas.

Pizza Hut 2 FREE Large Pizzas Giveway Scam

Visitors may also be tricked into sending their personal information to the scammers behind the fake messages, who will start sending them other fake messages with links to phishing websites that steal online account credentials and credit card information. They may also be sent messages with links to malicious websites that infect computers and mobile devices with viruses, spyware, and other malware.

The "Pizza Hut 2 FREE Large Pizzas" Giveaway Scam

*Pizzahut is giving away 2 FREE Large Pizza to everyone* to celebrate its 60 years of quality service. Get free pizza at :

hxxp://www.pîzzahut.com/free-large-pizza/ ->


We are celebrating our 60th anniversary and Giving away 2 FREE large pizza to everyone!


You have been qualified to get 2 Free Large Pizza! How to proceed.

1. Share it to 20 of your friends/groups via WHATSAPP(click on the "WhatsApp" icon below)

2. Click on "Order Free Pizza" and enter your address details.

3. You will receive your pizza in an hour.

The fake website address is: www.pîzzahut.com.

And, the legitimate Pizza Hut website address is: www.pizzahut.com

Glancing at both website addresses they look the same, but if you look carefully, you will notice that the "i" in the fake website address is actually the accented Latin small letter "î".

Here are the two characters side by side, so you may note the difference:

i - î

Recipients of the "Pizza Hut 2 FREE Large Pizzas" giveaway scam are asked to delete them and should not click the link in them or share them with their friends via WhatsApp or other social media platforms.

In October 2017, multiple versions of this same scam titled “Pizza Hut is giving 3 FREE Large Pizza Coupon on their 58th Anniversary” was circulated on Facebook. The link in the message went to the following fake Pizza Hut websites:

  • hxxp://pizzahutfree.us
  • hxxp://pizzahut.com-freezones.us
  • hxxp://pizzahut.com-freezones.us
  • hxxp://massiveoffers.xyz

This scam has been circulating on social media for the past two years. Pizza Hut is aware of the scam and has posted the following message on social media to warn the public:

"To our valued customers: There is a fraudulent coupon circulating on Facebook claiming to offer a free pizza from Pizza Hut; the posts link to a site that requires users to share with 15 friends in order to redeem.

This is a scam. This was not created by Pizza Hut. Please know that any valid offer would be hosted on an official Pizza Hut channel: pizzahut.com, pizzahut.com/deals or Pizza Hut's social media pages.

Please help us stop these scammers by reporting to Facebook any posts claiming to offer free pizza “to celebrate Pizza Hut’s 60th anniversary."

To verify a Pizza Hut promotion, it is recommended that online users do it on the following web pages:

Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know, or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search Search engine.

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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April 26, 2020 at 12:24 AM by
"Pizza Hut 2 FREE Large Pizzas" Giveway Scam

The scammers are using this fake website pizzahut.com.bath-tank.com


March 15, 2018 at 7:23 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Tegal, Central Java, Indonesia

this is what I get, hxxp://go.iixi.win


March 6, 2018 at 10:43 AM by
"Pizza Hut 2 FREE Large Pizzas" Giveway Scam

Here is another scam website:



March 5, 2018 at 8:41 AM by
"Pizza Hut 2 FREE Large Pizzas" Giveway Scam
an anonymous user from: New Delhi, Delhi, India

But the website shows many replies that 'we got the pizza's.Is it true?


March 5, 2018 at 9:31 AM by
"Pizza Hut 2 FREE Large Pizzas" Giveway Scam

Those are fakes. The replies or comments have been created by the scammers to convince potential victims into believing the scam is legitimate.


March 4, 2018 at 8:55 PM by
"Pizza Hut 2 FREE Large Pizzas" Giveway Scam
an anonymous user from: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

I accidentally clicked this ad on my mobile.

Now Pl tell me How I can get rid of it from my Mobile


January 31, 2018 at 11:06 AM by
"Pizza Hut 2 FREE Large Pizzas" Giveway Scam
an anonymous user from: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thank god I didn't try it. I actually received the message but I ignored it, I also tried it twice and then I was little suspicious about it so I googled and check about it


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Scammers often update their tactics to keep up with the latest news or trends, but here are some common tactics used in phishing emails or text messages:

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"Pizza Hut 2 FREE Large Pizzas" Giveway Scam