Free Argos gift card for Christmas? It’s a Facebook scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Yet another scam is spreading rapidly on Facebook, this time claiming to offer a free £500 Argos gift card to British shoppers.

Free £500 Argos gift cards for Christmas
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As it’s coming up to Christmas we have decided to give away 250 £500 Argos gift cards.

The scam follows the highly prevalent ASDA gift voucher scam that has been spreading in recent hours on Facebook, and is probably masterminded by the same group of fraudsters – seeing as the modus operandi appears to be identical.

Facebook users are tricked into sharing the link with their online friends, in the belief that they will win a prize. Of course, the more that the link is shared the more traffic is driven to a website of the scammers’ own choosing – and they earn commission every time they trick users into filling in an online…

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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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