Free McDonalds Facebook scam

Don't fall for this Facebook scam.

The Get Free McDonalds scam also called the McDonalds Giveaway scam is a tag-jacking, survey, and browser hijacker Facebook scam that engages in social engineering by illegitimately posing as McDonalds and sponsors such as HTC Sense in the middle of a free McDonalds giveaway campaign, in order to trick Facebook users into believing that they can get free McDonalds.

The truth is, victims of the Get Free McDonalds will not receive free McDonalds as this is a common Facebook scam that is deployed for a malicious and invasive purpose.

You may have noticed a friend post an image of a Big Mac or other McDonalds item that says something similar to “GET FREE MCDONALDS, CLAIM MINE *Details Apply” with a large amount of tagged friends, and a short link to a blogspot website.

Your friend may have even stated “got it via email instantly … Hurry up before they’re all out” but your Facebook friend or your friend’s tagged friend DID NOT actually comment on their own behalf. The Get Free Mcdonalds Facebook scam hijacked the victims account, posted, tag friends, and comment without authorization… Following along with the Get Free Mcdonalds Facebook scam will only do the same for your Facebook account.

To find out how the scam works click here.


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