Thursday, March 22, 2012

Scratch that 4 Free Six Flags Tickets Offer, It’s a Survey Scam

Six FlagsI could definitely use 4 free tickets to Six Flags.

I’m sure that anyone would be willing to adopt a free set, especially considering a regular admission ticket costs $62 apiece.

Unfortunately, the offer for 4 free Six Flags tickets circulating on Facebook is nothing more than bait for the latest survey scam to hit the leading social networking site.

As usual, the scam is being spread via enticing Facebook wall posts that typically read:
Receive 4 Free Six Flags Tickets (Limited Time Only)

Six flags is currently giving away 4 free tickets to each Facebook user for a limited amount of time!

After clicking the link, you will be taken to a page asking you to complete 2 steps before claiming your free Six Flags tickets: first being to share the page and second to leave a comment saying, “Thanks, I love Six Flags!!”

That’s kind of an odd request considering you haven’t even received anything yet, but then again, the whole purpose of your comment is to help build credibility for the scam.

Only after you’ve shared the scam with all of your Facebook pals will it become rather obvious what this offer is really about, which is getting you to earn the scammer a pretty penny for every survey you complete:

Six Flags Survey Scam

Hmm, I suppose that it is rather silly to believe that Six Flags would take a $240 loss for every Facebook member that happened to see this offer, right? Especially considering Facebook has over 800 million members.

If you're really interested in getting a deal on Six Flags tickets, then keep an eye out for the next time they run their 2-for-1 ticket deal if you bring a Coca~Cola can. Or you can order your tickets online ahead of time for a pretty good discount as well.

With that being said, if you come across this survey scam on Facebook:

  • Don’t bother clicking the link or filling out any of the surveys – you’re either earning scammers money from their affiliates for each completed survey or you’re providing them all of the information they need in order to send you spam or commit identity fraud.

  • Remove any wall posts related to this scam from your profile and news feed – if you see a friend posting it, mark it as spam and/or fill them in on what this “offer” is all about.

Remember that survey scams are often spread on Facebook due to the easy sharing capabilities offered by the site, so if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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