Free Ray-Bans and TOMS shoes scams hit Facebook

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Have you seen a message on Facebook saying that free pairs of Ray-Bans or TOMS shoes are being given away to users?

Don’t believe it.

The messages, which have become widespread, actually point to scams.

Here are some of the messages that are being seen on unsuspecting users’ Facebook walls:

Get a Free Pair of Ray-Bans! (limited time only)!
Current Limited offer

To Celebrate the Summer, We are Giving Away Free Ray-Bans to All Facebook Users!

Get a Free Pair of Toms Shoes! (Limited Time Only)!
Current Limited offer

To Celebrate the Summer, Toms is currently giving away FREE pairs of shows to select facebook users for a limited time!

If you click on the links you will be taken to pages which try to trick you into sharing the link further amongst your Facebook friends. People’s excitement over the possibility of a free pair of Ray-Bans sunglasses or a pair of shoes…

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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