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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Free Chick-fil-A Gift Basket? It’s a hoax!
Chick-fil-A is currently working to remove a Facebook post promoting a gift basket to celebrate the company’s 61st anniversary, according to spokesperson Tiffany Simmons.
A message circulating on Facebook indicated that the company “offered to ALL those who shared and then commented before 7 pm SUNDAY one of these gift baskets“.
Inside the gift basket was a $ 35 gift card, “plus surprises that will make your heart beat faster.”
Travis Porter, claiming to be the regional manager of Chick-fil-A, posted the photo with a link to a coupon to validate their entry.
The Federal Trade Commission found that consumers lost nearly $ 117 million to social media scams in the first six months of this year.
Here are the ways the FTC offers to protect yourself against these types of online scams:
- Before buying based on an ad or article, consult with the company. Type its name into a search engine with words like or “scam” or “complaint”.
- Never send money to a lover you haven’t met in person.
- If you receive a message from a friend about how to get financial help, call them. Did they send it to you? If not, tell them their account may have been hacked. If so, check it before you act.
- Before participating in any money-making “opportunity”, check out ftc.gov/mlm.
- Don’t allow scammers to easily target you – check your social media privacy settings to limit what you share publicly.
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