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Is Argos UK Giving Away Free Stuff On Its Facebook Page?

Always be wary of websites asking for personal information.

Published Oct 18, 2019

Claim:
Argos UK is giving away free stuff on its Facebook page.

On Oct. 17, 2019, a Facebook page pretending to be affiliated with the digital retailer Argos was born. By the time of this report, one day later, it had accumulated more than 6,000 followers with posts promising a shot at a free TV or a gift card:

This page is a scam. The “sign-up link,” which one must click to be “entered” into the contests, is a way to direct unsuspecting users to complete a survey for a marketing company

A representative from Argos confirmed to us via its verified Facebook page that the page in question “is not affiliated with us.” As such, we rate the page a "Scam."

Sources

Better Business Bureau.   “American Prize Center LLC.”     Accessed 19 October 2019.

Alex Kasprak is an investigative journalist and science writer reporting on scientific misinformation, online fraud, and financial crime.

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