No, Publix is not giving out $3000 gift card for its 90th anniversary celebration. The celebration text circulating on Facebook is a scam. Publix Super Market was founded in1930 so it is 91 years not 90 years.
This review expose everything you need to know about this Publix 90th anniversary giveaway text, and why it is a scam.
How Does The Publix 90th Anniversary Celebration Gift Scam Work?
The giveaway message is created by fraudsters who want to steal your personal and financial information. How does this work? It makes people provide their credit card info before they can claim their prize.
You doubt? Well after answering the questionnaire, you’d be taken to a phishing/malicious website. There, you’ll be made to provide your personal details/ credit card information for ‘processing fee’ and whatnot.
These scammers will remove every dollar in your bank account. This is because they’re not the legit Publix company, and they don’t have any gift card for you.
The Publix 90th Anniversary Celebration Scam Text
The scam message goes like this –
Congratulations! Through the questionnaire, you will have a chance t get a gift card worth $3000
Don’t be fooled by the comments on the website. They’re all fake. There is no mention of such giveaway at the Adidas social media handles below –
If you have submitted financial information on the fake website, immediately contact your bank for help.
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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.
- Wendy is a fraud fighter whose contents mainly target online scams. Her investigations have appeared on Itisreviewed,and elsewhere. She spends her free time reading novels, binging on Netflix, and listening to hip-hop.
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