Claim: Disney is giving away free tickets to Disneyland to Facebook users.
Example:[Collected via e-mail, April 2012]
Celebrating a whopping $2 Billion profit in 2011, Disneyland has decided to giveaway free tickets to facebook users!
To get yours, Follow the steps below :
Step 1 : Click on "Join" at the top of the page.
Step 2 : Click " Invite Friends" at the top of the page and select your friends and click SUBMIT. Tickets you receive depends upon amount of friends you invite.
Invite 50 Friends = 1 Ticket
Invite 100 Friends = 2 Tickets
Invite 200 Friends = 3 Tickets
Invite 500 Friends = 4 Tickets
[NOTE : To select friends faster, press TAB and SPACE repeatedly.]
Step 3 : [URL elided] <- Go here after completing above two steps to get your Ticketsi!
Origins: In April 2012, a scam purporting to offer free park entry to Disneyland to Facebook users who accessed a proffered link then entered their e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers spread by e-mail and posts to social networking sites.
Put more plainly, those still looking to grab free tickets to Disneyland would have to commit to 13 "reward" offers and refer three of their friends to do the same.
This Gift Redemption Program is an independent rewards program for consumers and is not affiliated with, sponsored by or endorsed by any of the listed products or retailers. Trademarks, service marks, logos, and/or domain names (including, without limitation, the individual names of products and retailers) are the property of their respective owners.
THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS. SEE TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. Members are being accepted subject to the following Program Requirements: 1) Must be a legal US resident; 2) must be at least 18 years old or older;
As always, it was naught but a con meant to trick the credulous into divulging their personal information and signing up for expensive services. The Better Business Bureau provides this advice on avoiding being victimized by such scams:
Other recent scams of similar construction include:
If you receive a questionable or unsolicited text message, check the URL or phone number for free on the Better Business Bureau website.
- Most financial institutions, utility, or other business will not communicate with you via text message. If you do not recognize the website or phone number being sent to you, don't visit or call it.
- Don't e-mail or text personal and financial information.
- Review your credit card and bank statements to make sure there are no unauthorized charges.
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Last updated: 3 June 2014
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