McDonald's Facebook Scam

The Better Business Bureau says messages are showing up on Facebook saying "OMG!! McDonald's might soon shut down because of this! Warning: Your jaw will drop to the floor!" You are then instructed to click on a link to see what the deal is. The BBB says, "Whatever you do, don't click on this link."

Reports say you'll then be instructed to fill out a survey that asks for personal information thieves can use to clean out your bank account. There is also concern that clicking the link could download harmful spyware onto your computer.


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  • by cory Location: columbus on Aug 6, 2010 at 08:02 AM
    Umm... I love McDonalds, only because sometimes I need to purge my system this seems to do the trick...haha
  • by Jeff on Jul 23, 2010 at 08:58 PM
    If Mcdonalds did shut down, guess i'd better start liking bojangles sweet tea..... All the rest of mcdonalds food sucks though.
  • by Duhh Location: NC on Jul 23, 2010 at 06:41 PM
    The article is about a scam about McDonald not the food there or Wendy's people will take advantage to trash anything.Stick to the subject please.
  • by Windy's on Jul 23, 2010 at 05:36 PM
    We had a Wendy's in New Bern that had problems with uneducated employees (and employee absentees). They shut it down eventually, but the service in the last few months was criminal! The drive thru was not being used and wait times for food would stretch beyond 20 minutes. It took me 15 minutes to get a large Frosty the last time I went in! Can you imagine? The drive thru was not taking orders and it wasn't because the speaker was broken.
  • by Lee R Location: Greensville NC on Jul 23, 2010 at 05:07 PM
    As much as peoples get warn about scams, anyone who put their bank info to type it out like that is not thinking.
  • by Melanie Location: Craven on Jul 23, 2010 at 03:32 PM
    people shouldnt do this crap
  • by I Want ice cream Location: washington on Jul 23, 2010 at 02:49 PM
    What about the scam at Washington McDonalds, the ice cream machine is broke down in the Washington McDonalds every single night...works fine during the day, but not at night....
  • by Moderators Nightmare on Jul 23, 2010 at 12:29 PM
    If you're the good guy Dave, my apologies.
  • by booger on Jul 23, 2010 at 11:47 AM
    People who click all the ridiculous things on facebook deserve to have viruses and anything else that come along with it.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 23, 2010 at 11:03 AM
    Dave, I'm the same way with facebook as well. Moderator's nightmare, I don't beleive that's the same Dave that likes to talk junk about ECU. He has Beaufort County on this page.
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