Online Chick-fil-A Gift Card Scam Continues to Target Consumers
A $500 Chick-fil-A gift card is offered to those who complete a short online questionnaire
An online scam is continuing to target Chick-fil-A fans nationwide through email, social media, and other platforms.
Consumers who click on the "ad" are prompted to answer a few questions, some of which ask for personal information. In return for submitting answers to the questions, it claims that you will receive a complimentary $500 Chick-fil-A gift card.
Scammers Want Your Information
Think this sounds too easy and too good to be true? You are CORRECT!
This is not a generous giveaway from Chick-fil-A. It is merely an attempt by con artists to obtain personal and financial information from unsuspecting consumers. That sensitive information could then be used for a number of nefarious purposes including stealing money, committing fraud, or perpetuating identity theft.
Statement from Chik-fil-A
The following is a statement that was posted on the official Chik-fil-A Facebook page when this scam first surfaced:
Hey Chick-fil-A fans, please be aware that there is a fictitious marketing campaign circulating the internet which asks for personal information in return for $500 Chick-fil-A gift cards. This program is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Chick-fil-A or any of our independent Restaurant Operators.
Report All Suspected Scams
Any consumer who encounters such an offer online should not respond with any personal information. Immediately report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the North Carolina Attorney General's office.