Eat for free at Pizza Hut!? It’s a Facebook scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Beware of links being spread on Facebook that claim you can eat for free at Pizza Hut.

Don’t be fooled into believing that you can receive a free pizza coupon, as this is just the latest scam spreading on the site close on the heels of similar campaigns claiming to offer a free coffee at Starbucks and Tim Horton’s.

And, unfortunately, Facebook’s security systems aren’t currently blocking it which is making it easy for scammers to earn a crust.

The bogus Pizza Hut offer messages look like this:

Eat for Free at Pizza Hut!
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Take advantage of this special Pizza Hut offer! Receive a FREE pizza coupon today! Act quickly before the supply runs out. With only a few coupsons left, they’ll go fast!

You may have seen one of these sorts of messages posted by one of your Facebook friends, and wondered why…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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