Freebie hunters, take note of a fake deal from Lynne Lea offering free Botanical Soap Samples. Unfortunately there has been a slew of fake deals using Google Forms – anyone with a Google account can easily make these forms. The most suspicious aspect of this is that you cannot find the company and origin of this offer which is definitely a red flag.
Why I think this one is fake:
- Anyone can create a Google Form. You should always be able to verify who the company or creator of these forms is before signing up for something offered through Google Forms. Genuine Google Form offers will have company details, letterheads, contact information and more to show their legitimacy.
- The company/ origin of this offer cannot be found or traced which means it’s very likely this may be a phishing scam.
As usual with fake freebies, avoid them! If you see them on other websites, do not sign up. Signing up with these kinds of sites can mean you get spam mail, spam emails, sketchy links from fake PayPal/Amazon/other websites, and worst case scenario – can fall victim to identity theft. Don’t trust links that ask for your password or any personal information, ever. Thank you for reading my fake freebie rant. You can see other fake alerts or freebie updates here as well.
-John ‘Samples’ Clark
* Real freebies are great… Fake freebies just put you at risk of being phished or hacked, so avoid at all costs.