Racist “McDonald’s” notice posted on Facebook is designed to generate calls of complaint to KFC

Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
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If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a hundred times.

Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook, and think carefully before sharing it with your friends.

Take this Facebook post, for instance, which calls on people to boycott McDonald’s.

Fake McDonald's poster, with KFC's telephone number

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As an insurance measure due in part to a recent string of robberies, African-American customers are now required to pay an additional fee of $1.50 per transaction.

Thanks for your cooperation,

McDonald's Corporation

The phone number at the bottom of that “McDonald’s” notice?

A quick internet search reveals that it’s actually the customer satisfaction number for KFC.

Regardless, almost 40,000 people have already shared the picture across Facebook. If only common sense were more common, maybe chain letters and hoaxes like this wouldn’t spread so far and wide.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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