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Facebook Users Targeted in New Free Pizza Hut Scam

It's not an uncommon scenario when a social media site as popular as Facebook is used by rogue elements to perpetrate scams. Most of these scams more often than not come as a free give-away of stuffs that very few can resist, thus eventually walking straight into the trap laid for them.

Latest in that alarmingly increasing trend is a fake "Eat for free at the Pizza Hut" scam, which promises to offer its victims free coupons to eat for free in the massively popular restaurant chain.

The scam was first reported by Sophos, and it appears in Facebook users' feeds as "Eat for Free at Pizza Hut!" The post reads: "Take advantage of this special Pizza Hut offer! Receive a FREE pizza coupon today! Act quickly before the supply runs out."

If an unsuspecting victim can't resist the temptation of a free Pizza and clicks on the link provided by the scam, he or she will be redirected to a URL labelled If the user agrees to share the link and leave comment, the link will be shared on their wall which indirectly spreads the scam. Beyond this, the users will also be re-directed to another site "make money fast", which asks for a lot of personal information that is not relevant to any offer.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.