AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — A coupon is circulating through Fb Messenger asking customers to click on or share a hyperlink with a view to redeem 2 free grownup meals from Chick-fil-A. Officers say it’s bogus.
NewsChannel 6’s Shawn Cabbagestalk contacted representatives with the fast-food chain with a view to verify the supply.
“This isn’t a official Chick-fil-A supply,” Public Relations Exterior Communications Consultant Charnelle Wilson shared with Shawn through electronic mail. “We admire you checking,” she added.
The hoax usually requires you to share a web site hyperlink or social media put up, the place you’re taken to a “survey” that asks for private data. Most instances with a view to declare the supply, you will need to first join some type of subscription.
The Higher Enterprise Bureau gives the following pointers with a view to keep away from this phishing rip-off.
- If one thing sounds suspicious, verify it by calling the corporate immediately or checking the corporate web site. Don’t click on on hyperlinks in an surprising electronic mail – kind the URL for the corporate into your browser or do an online search to search out the correct web site.
- Don’t click on, obtain, or open something that comes from an nameless sender. That is possible an try to achieve entry to your private data or set up malware in your pc.
- Be cautious of generic emails. Scammers attempt to forged a large web by together with little or no particular data of their pretend emails. All the time be cautious of unsolicited messages that don’t include your identify, final digits of your account quantity or different personalizing data.
To report a rip-off, go to BBB Scam Tracker.
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