Hundreds of thousands of Facebook users have been fooled into believing that they will receive a hat with a large smiley face on it, and could potentially be putting themselves at risk of being scammed in the process.
Over 300,000 people so far have been tricked into liking a Facebook page, and sharing the link with their friends, in the dubious belief that they will be sent a free smiley hat to promote a firm’s new clothing line.
The message reads:
First 750,000 Get a Free Smiley Hat To Help Promote Our New Clothing Line.
1 – Join The Page 2 – Click on the share button (bottom left hand side of the page) You must do this too get your FREE hat! 3 – Write on the wall what color you want ( White – Black – Red ) 4 – After roughly 6 hours, you will have an email sent to your facebook account for shipping information 5 – Enjoy your NEW hat! :) ** All Countries Can Get Their Hat **
Sure enough, if you follow the…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.