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

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

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…

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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