Facebook Scam: Get a $250 Nike Voucher
The “Get a $250 Nike Voucher” Facebook scam is designed to hijack Facebook accounts and spread malware by persuading victims to click malicious links that lead to websites that perform web attacks and host malware.
There is no $250 Nike Voucher giveaway. No one will receive a $250 Nike Voucher on any circumstances. This scam is in no way associated with Nike.
The websites linked to this scam are more aggressive than similar websites and according to Symantec Norton, the primary website will perform multiple Manual Share web attacks before asking users to complete “3 simple steps” listed on the landing page. Simply visiting the website allows them to perform this task.
Once a Facebook account is hijacked by the web attack, scam artists will have complete control of the account and will be able to use the compromised account to spam the same post on the user’s behalf.
If you have seen these posts on your Facebook news feed it is likely that a friend was duped by this scam and their account is compromised.
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If your Facebook account has been affected by this scam or if you feel your computer is infected with malware please see the recommended steps below.
*If you have provided your email address, telephone number, and home address to the fraudulent surveys it is likely that you will receive unwanted email spam, telephone calls, and junk mail at home. In order to disable this occurrence it is recommended to take the necessary steps and safety precautions introduced by your email service, telephone provider, and mail carrier.
- Change your Facebook password (located in your Facebook Settings) and make sure to log out of every device when prompted to. This will stop unauthorized access to your account.
- Remove suspicious Facebook Apps (Settings > Apps). In many cases rogue Facebook Apps can be used to spam these messages without direct user consent.
- If you believe your computer is infected with malware we recommend to download and install reputable Anti-Malware software such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Once installed, update the software, and run a scan for malicious files. *This software is available free or as a full version and can block malicious websites in real-time.