The scam website johnandlisagiveback.com is getting plenty of attention, with its claims that the "Powerball Winners are Giving Away Cash To Random People." With a photo of the Powerball-winning couple who recently appeared on the Today show showing off their winning Powerball ticket, the johnandlisagiveback.com scam website claims the couple are giving away the money they don't need.
"To Celebrate Their Record Win and Give Back Powerball Winners John Robinson and his wife Lisa are Giving Away Cash To Random People."What's more compelling and sending a sense of urgency about the johnandlisagiveback.com scam is that it has a fake "People Remaining: 8" or whatever reduced number counter on the website, which makes people want to share the links given via johnandlisagiveback.com to their social media friends and followers "just in case" johnandlisagiveback.com isn't a scam. According to Heavy, however, johnandlisagiveback.com is a big scam that's designed to phish information from folks who share the links given via johnandlisagiveback.com.
"To Celebrate Their Record Win and Give BackPowerball Winners John Robinson and his wife Lisaare Giving Away Cash To Random PeopleSimply Invite 2 Friends to Get Your CashAfter 2 Friends Click Your Link. Get Your Cash Instantly!"Tucker 'Tux' Hudgens is a blogger who warned his Facebook followers about the John and Lisa Give Back scam, and told people not to click the links that the johnandlisagiveback.com urge people to click.[Image via JohnAndLisaGiveBack.com]Copy your referral link below orUse the Share Buttons AboveTo Invite Friends Quickly
"That "johnandlisagiveback" thing is a scam people...DO NOT CLICK IT, SHARE IT, OR TAG YOUR FRIENDS!!!On Twitter, people are complaining and asking their followers to stop tagging them in the johnandlisagiveback.com scam.
"It's a phishing scam to collect email addresses, social profiles, contacts, etc. Don't believe me? Google any of the names of the so-called "testimonials" on that page such as Monica Orvis, Melissa Orvis, Sameer Payer, etc and you'll see a TON of similar phishing scam pages with those SAME testimonials for all sorts of stuff such as free hoverboards, star wars 7 tickets, best buy gift cards, six flag season passes, etc etc.
"Now with that cleared up, please share THIS faster than the scam and go enjoy your Saturday!
Those who did click the links given via the johnandlisagiveback.com website are advised to change their passwords, because the johnandlisagiveback.com website reportedly steals the email addresses shared -- and it's unknown what other information the folks behind johnandlisagiveback.com are taking.
According to Heavy, the people who do admit to clicking the links that the johnandlisagiveback.com scam website provide claim that the links don't work, or that they get stuck on a screen on johnandlisagiveback.com that doesn't produce the cash it claims John and Lisa are giving away.
The johnandlisagiveback.com scam website isn't the first scam that has come about after the Powerball winners came forward on the Today show. Nor is johnandlisagiveback.com the first scam that emerged after the largest Powerball jackpot was announced. Folks took advantage of all the attention in order to created Photoshopped Powerball winning tickets, claiming they won the Powerball.
The real John and Lisa came forward and appeared in a news conference on Friday, January 15, 2016. Hailing from Mumford, the Robinson couple appeared in Nashville, Tennessee, to further discuss their winning Powerball ticket. John and Lisa hold one of the Powerball's three winning tickets from the $1.6 billion jackpot drawing held Wednesday, which set records for its large total jackpot. As such, sites like the johnandlisagiveback.com scam website are trying to take advantage of the attention placed on John and Lisa right now for personal gain.
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