Facebook scam #umpteen: having your cheesecake and eating it…

…Or not.

Cheesecake Factory scams aren't new, but according to Facecrooks, there's an uptick today in rogue "Eat for Free at Cheesecake Factory!" wall posts. Sadly, there is still no such thing as a free lunch: it's a survey scam with no payoff. Well, not for you. The scammers seem to be doing quite nicely out of it.

Even more sadly, Cheesecake Factory isn't giving away $100 gift cards either. (There are, as you may know, many Facebook scams hanging on that particular hook, and Cheesecake Factory is just one of the names used.

If you've fallen for something like this, there's some good advice on several Facecrooks pages:

All this talk of cheesecake is making me peckish. Time for dinner, I guess.

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
ESET Senior Research Fellow

 

Author David Harley, ESET

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