Viral Message:

Pizza Hut is giving three free pizzas away to Facebook users in honor of its 58th anniversary.

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Fact Check by Ayupp– Fake

Viral Message Example 

In October 2017, multiple versions of a dubious post titled “Pizza Hut is giving 3 FREE Large Pizza Coupon celebrating its  58th Anniversary” circulated on Facebook and Twitter. Users were first asked a series of questions.

Viral Message Verification – The news which is circulating in social media promising people to get three large pizza coupon is fake. It is only misguiding people and making them fool. However the post is not at all associated to pizza hut. If you open the page you will ask to answers number of questions. The page followed a common scammer template of appropriating Pizza Hut’s logo and Facebook’s visual interface, but boasting that entrants had “a chance to get [a] Papa [John’s] Coupon.”

Here is people reactions on social media.

Similar scam was addressed previously by Pizza Hut on Facebook in May 2016.


Facebook users continue to regularly encounter survey scams (quite often the “anniversary” version) on the social network. A July 2014 article from the Better Business Bureau advised users how not to fall prey:

Don’t believe what you see. It’s easy to steal the colors, logos and header of an established organization. Scammers can also make links look like they lead to legitimate websites and emails appear to come from a different sender.

Legitimate businesses do not ask for credit card numbers or banking information on customer surveys. If they do ask for personal information, like an address or email, be sure there’s a link to their privacy policy.

When in doubt, do a quick web search. If the survey is a scam, you may find alerts or complaints from other consumers. The organization’s real website may have further information.

Watch out for a reward that’s too good to be true. If the survey is real, you may be entered in a drawing to win a gift card or receive a small discount off your next purchase. Few businesses can afford to give away $50 gift cards for completing a few questions.

This kind of scams are very much in common. Beware in filling and circulating these kinds of fraud news among your friends.


About The Author

Olivia Murakami is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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