Another Facebook scam to watch out for, this time a misrepresentation of the Coles brand that suggests users can receive a $500 Gift Card for Christmas by entering some personal details.
The rogue status update looks similar to the screenshot below:
According to comments on Facebook clicking the link has varied outcomes ranging from being asked to complete personal details like mobile phone numbers to populating the affected customer’s profile with the hoax status update.
In a statement on their Facebook page Coles said: “Please be aware the “Free $500 Gift Card for Coles” link to ikeazoneinfo that appeared on Facebook and was distributed via email last night is a hoax and that Coles did not create or endorse this website. We issued a warning on our page as soon as this came to our attention.”
The full Coles status update with more information on what they suggest customers do if they have been tricked by this hoax can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/coles/posts/226790620718294