Scam Signature Message: Hey There! Get your 160 zCoins from Rewardville now!!!
Scam Type: Survey Scam – Rogue Application
Trending: March 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the following page:
If you click “YES,” you will be presented with the following screen:
When you click “Publish” you are taken to the following screen:
When you “CLICK HERE ACCEPT,” you are taken to the end game of the scam:
This page asks you to complete an offer before continuing. This should be a HUGE red flag to you. Zynga isn’t likely to require you to jump through hoops like this to particiapte in their offers.
Click Here to see the official Rewardville Facebook Page. Rewardville is currently in closed beta, meaning it is in a testing phase – not open to new testers.
Always check Zynga’s official website for news on official promotions. Don’t fall for scams on 3rd party, bogus sites.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you followed their directions clicking “like” and “share,” you need to clean-up your newsfeed and profile to remove references to the application.
If you submitted your cell phone number for any of the surveys, then you should contact your carrier immediately to keep any bogus charges from appearing.
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