Free Subway Likejack Scam

Avoid Facebook posts that promise a free gift card to Subway (the sandwich restaurant). The fake promotion says that you will get a free gift card for “liking” the link. In actuality, the link is clickjacked and you’ll only get a virus.

The Better Business Bureau has confirmed that Subway is not running this promotion. That combined with reports of viruses shortly after following the link is enough proof to call shenanigans on the whole thing.

By and large, gift card promotions on Fb are scams. Some times they use likejacked links. Some times they just try to amass large numbers of followers so that they can send out a steady stream of spam posts. In this instance, the former seems to be the most likely situation.

That isn’t to say, however, that every gift card promotion is fake. I would estimate that at least 4 out of 5 are BS.

So, how are you supposed to tell the difference between legit promotions and likejack scams? It isn’t that simple. Blogs like this one help out a lot. There are plenty of online resources that provide information about subjects such as clickjacked websites and Facebook scams. Find one that gets updated frequently with good information.

You can always search the internet for stories about giveaway scams.

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