Beware of the $100 Walmart gift card Facebook scam which is currently hunting down unaware Facebook users. The Walmart gift card Facebook scam tries to lure unaware users to a malicious website by claiming that they are able to obtain a 100 dollar Walmart gift card for free.
The Walmart gift card scam is being shared by unaware Facebook users, the scam forces the victims to share the Walmart gift card Facebook scam to their Facebook timeline. This allows the scam to go viral within a couple of days.
The victims are often forced to share the malicious website, once the victims have shared the malicious website they are redirected to another website which will try to serve surveys and advertisements.
Walmart gift card
On Feb 20, 2014 the scammers had forced their victims to reveal their credit card information. The scammers used Walmart and Target gift card scams to lure their victims to the malicious environments.
Walmart and Target do claim that their system detected the scams, but it was also reported that Target had been breached by a point of sales virus. The virus had stolen financial information from the Target clients.
The scammers are also able to use the information to call you back for future scams. In this way it will be easier for the scammers to dodge authorities.
What to do
If you think that you have been scammed, and if you have left financial information to the scammers. You need to do the following:
- Inform your financial environment [bank, employer]
- Delete weird applications from your social media accounts
- Delete weird applications from your computer system, ask a friend to do this [a friend which has experience with computers]