Beware Facebook Whole Foods Scam

Stay clear of Facebook Pages that offer $500 Whole Foods gift card giveaways.  Several have been identified and shut down by facebook and Whole Foods employees, but scammers keep creating new ones.

The fan page asks Facebook users to add it as a fan, pushing awareness of the page through their Facebook networks, and then asks them to fill out a credit assessment and other forms that request personal information.  The scam then uses a form of malware to crash users’ computers and the information they have entered is left vulnerable.  Whole Foods and Facebook are taking action.  It might be best to be wary of other giveaways on Facebook since the scammers could adapt their tactics.