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Pizza Hut is not giving away 2 free pizzas to celebrate 75th anniversary

A Facebook post and native website fraudulently claims that Pizza Hut is giving away 2 free large pizzas on their 75th anniversary. To easily debunk this claim, please be aware that Pizza Hut was founded June 15th, 1958 and that was over 60 years ago. Their next anniversary in 2019 will be their 61st year.

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The Facebook post displays an image of the fake 2 free large pizza coupon. The coupon has a dotted line that says “your name here,” under the dotted line it says “2 free large pizza,” there is a ‘terms and condition’ section, and the fake coupon has a upc symbol and the Pizza Hut logo on it.

The post also contains a link to a malicious website such as thisyearfun.win. If you visit the website you will be shown online survey designed to trick you into believing that you will win 2 free large pizzas if you complete it.

pizza hut survey

The survey asks three questions. They can be random and different for some people but they are usually generic.

  • 1/3: Have you ever been to Pizza Hut?
  • 2/3: Have you ever bought Pizza for a Friend or a Family member from Pizza hut?
  • 3/3: Are you satisfied by Pizza Hut’s Services?

Once you complete the three question survey the page will say it is sending your answers to Pizzahut.com and analyzing your answers. Then it will say “Congratulations! You won 2 FREE Large Pizza at Pizza Hut!”

The page will then show 2 steps to allegedly obtain the free pizzas. The steps are to share the post and type “Thanks for my pizza,” and to click a Like button on the page.

Step 1

Share this page by clicking “SHARE” button and type “Thanks for my pizza” in the comments field!

Step 2

Click Like

By sharing the post you are spreading the scam to more people on Facebook and if you click the Like button you will be forwarded to a new survey site such as onlinepromotionsusa.com.

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The new survey site will likely claim that you can win other prizes by participating in online surveys. But this is not true. The surveys are designed to phish the information you submit to them such as full name, home address, and email address by promising you free gifts that you will actually never receive. If you provide your information to these surveys you can expect unwanted calls from telemarketers and scammers, more junk mail at home, and email spam.

In the end, you will not win 2 free large pizzas. The post and associated websites are in no way affiliated with Pizza Hut. This is a scam and the primary purpose of the scam is to obtain information about you that you submit into online surveys.

What to do if you fell for a scam

  • Do not share or like a post associated with the scam. This shows the post to more people and that is how these scams spread in the first place. It also makes you a target to the scammer who may contact you and say that you won something even though you did not. If you shared or liked a questionable post, visit your activity and unlike the post.
  • If you completed online surveys associated there is not much that you can do aside from ignoring what may come your way. However, if you supplied your personal banking or credit information to a survey it is strongly suggested to contact your bank or credit institution for assistance.
  • If you sent an advanced payment in order to receive a prize contact your bank or credit card and file a claim against the transaction. Explain to your bank or the credit card company what happened in order to receive assistance for the matter.
  • If you used an online payment service to make an advanced payment contact them and let them know what happened. It is possible that you will be able to receive your money back from them.
  • Furthermore, terminate all association with the Facebook page. Unlike the Facebook page, report the Facebook page, tell friends that you might have tagged about the scam, and even change your Facebook password for safe measure.

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Jared Harrison is an accomplished tech author and entrepreneur, bringing forth over 20 years of extensive expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and various other tech domains. He has made significant contributions to the industry and has been featured in multiple esteemed publications. Jared is widely recognized for his keen intellect and innovative insights, earning him a reputation as a respected figure in the tech community.

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