Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Anatomy of a free Starbucks gift card scam

02 Feb 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Anatomy of a free Starbucks gift card scam

One trait that I developed since I started with Sophos is being calm under pressure. With virus and spam outbreaks, analysts needs to keep their nerves to analyze the situation and proceed to deal with the new threat. So, I wasn’t expected to be surprised by my friends’ actions on facebook this past weekend.

It started innocently enough, as a post about getting a Free $25 Starbucks gift card for joining a particular group. The first person to join the group from my friends list happens to work for a non-profit organization helping young people. So, I expected the young people on his “friends list” to join this group shortly.
Source -
Anatomy of a free Starbucks gift card scam | SophosLabs blog
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Some people just aren't too bright!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Man, I was hoping to get my free gift card.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Turning on login script i.e. at Starbucks cafe
hi guys, It seems I disabled something but when I connect to any wireless networks that require a browser login, i.e. at a starbucks, hotels, etc I don't get by default their login page when launching any browser (ie, chrome, ff), in most cases I have to type, for me is fine but...
Browsers & Mail
Itunes Gift certificate scam and facebook phishing
Hi all more details here BBC News - Black Friday iTunes infected credit malware alert I hate "i-CHOONES" anyway so I'm not bothered but users check carefully. Probably even worse if you use a smart phone app to download music too. Cheers jimbo
System Security
AT&T (Starbucks) WiFi certificate errors
When I log into the AT&T wifi at Starbucks I consistently get a certificate error. It doesn't matter whether I use IE or Firefox and it doesn't matter what store I'm in. It seems to be system wide. Firefox offers the option to view and install the certificate, but this doesn't solve the problem...
System Security

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:36.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App