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Beware the Facebook Xmas Gift Voucher scam!

Beware the Facebook Xmas Gift Voucher scam!

Tis the season… and whilst we are distracted, strung out and looking for a few extra dollars to splurge on Christmas Gifts, one company is really taking advantage.. Posing as Australian retailer JB Hi FI, they are asking people to click a link and “like” their gift voucher giveaway, which has a counter on how many vouchers remain to be given away. A message is then posted to the persons wall that includes a link to the fake offer and the words “Thank You” which the user has had to type in to “enter the competition” making it look like a genuine competition.

This is a classic example of  how a compelling offer can go viral… the lure of a limited number of high value (but not too high) and a time limit is extremely appealing to users.

We aren’t sure what the implications are of clicking this link, however we encourage all of our readers to attempt to “unlike” the page and remove the comment from your Facebook profile to prevent the further spread of this scam.

 

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Emily Doig initially studied Arts/Design/Fashion before spending her early career working for brands like Lonely Planet and STA Travel to satiate a travel fetish. A veritable human google earth, she could tell you where to buy cheese in Paris, how to buy a push bike in Cambodia or how to get across Manhattan..FAST! As her talents and tastes matured, she left behind the constant travel and Qantas club amenities for the comforts of her own Studio. Emily now consults to a plethora of exciting Australian Brands,and waters her entrepreneurial roots with projects like socialmediadaily.com.au

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