Yes, I am sad to inform you that the deal offering to eat for free at the delicious Aussie-themed restaurant is nothing more than a scam.
Facebook evil-doers are hoping that you follow the scam’s instructions to share it with all of your Facebook pals, comment on the scam page to help build credibility, and then be a sucker by handing over all of your personal data in the scam surveys.
Beware of any wall posts or messages that contain the following message:
Eat for Free at Outback! Only 259 dinner coupons Remaining! Hurry up!
Take advantage of this special Outback Steakhouse offer! Receive two FREE diner vouchers today! Act quickly before the supply runs out. With only a few coupons left, they’ll go fast!
Note: the scam also uses “eatatoutback[dot]me” as a url and will likely use others as their domains are flagged and/or disabled by their registrars.
Should you be silly enough to follow the link, you’ll be taken to the following page:
As you can tell, the scammers try to create a sense of urgency to fall for their tricks by saying the offer will expire tomorrow and that there are a limited number of Outback Steakhouse dinner coupons remaining.
Hopefully you won’t expose your Facebook friends to this scam by sharing the offer and you’ll keep your personal information to yourself by taking a pass on filling out the surveys that come up in the next step.
By filling out surveys advertised in scams similar to these, you’re opening yourself up to identity theft and even MORE scams.
Stay alert when roaming the Facebook realms and always remember that if an offer seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
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