Latest Facebook Gift Card Scam Nabs 37,000 Victims In One Day

When you see a free gift card offer on Facebook, just stay away. Last Friday a fake IKEA gift card scam attracted over 37,000 eager Facebook users, and it’s at least the third one to successfully go viral on the site since late March.

The offer will ask you to hand over contact info for your Facebook friends, then directs you to a site where you have to sign up for paid offers like Netflix or CreditReport.com. Of course, no gift card ever arrives, and in the meantime the skeevy Facebook page owner will have made thousands in affiliate fees, and will probably have sold your personal info to some other marketer.

“Ikea gift card scam takes in nearly 40,000 Facebook users” [MacWorld]