No, David J. Deno CEO of Outback is not giving away steakhouse goody boxes for its 33rd anniversary. Your dreams of owning a steakhouse box is not about to come true. Far from it! You’re being tricked by a clever bunch of scammers.
Why do I say so?
- The pages offering the promo are all fake Outback Facebook pages.
- They were created in November.
- Lack verified badge from Facebook.
- The 33 year celebration was celebrated back in March 2021.
So what happens after sharing and liking the post?
You’re told to click on a link to register for your gift.
However, this is were the scam comes in.
- You’d be taken to a malicious website that has absolutely nothing to do with Outback
- You’ll be made to sign up for membership. This means providing your personal information and your credit card details
- $79 or more would be debited from your credit card
- You wouldn’t be able to contact the customer service to request for a chargeback
What should you do if you’ve already submitted your financial details to these suspicious sites?
- Inform your Bank
- Have your credit card cancelled
- Report the Facebook page
- Share this review to warn your family and friends
What Should You Do If You Receive Phishing Texts Like This
No matter how convincing it sounds, you shouldn’t visit the link or links attached to such messages/mails or send your personal information.
The first thing you should do is ignore such messages, and look for reviews online about it.