The latest scam spreading across Facebook is targeting the fashionista’s among us, suggesting we can claim a free $500 Myer Gift card.
Operating on Facebook, a link will appear on your newsfeed and encourages whoever clicks on the link to repost the link on their own wall with the added comment “Thanks Myer”.
“Get a Free $500 Myer Gift Card. (67 left)
Claim your Free $500 Myer Voucher Now. Only a few left”
Myer have confirmed on their official Facebook page this is a scam and customers should not be tricked by this fake offer.
The scam has resurfaced again this time referring those to the Internet site which has no affiliation to Myer, namely http://www.freeisgood.us. Clicking on the link will only result in the scam spreading via the use of the “Facebook Manual Share 17”.
Details of this manual sharing intrusion provided on the Symantec site is provided as:
Web Attack: Facebook Manual Share 17
This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.
This signature will detect malicious web pages using manual sharing as spreading vector.
Manual Sharing is a vector used by scammers to spread the scam. The scammers present victims with intriguing videos, fake offers or messages and ask them to share/like the video in order to watch it.
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All individuals who have seen this message should immediately ignore and delete it.
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