Don’t Fall For This Texas Roadhouse Facebook Scam
Facebook post goes viral saying Texas Roadhouse offers free meals, but are they REALLY free?
In case you didn’t know, in the world of social media, if you see a post that sounds too good to be true … it usually is. Not to point fingers or anything, but there are some pretty gullible people who fall for every message they see. There is currently an article going viral that offers free Texas Roadhouse meal vouchers.
Listen, I love Texas Roadhouse and its cinnamon butter buns like everyone else. A deal like this wouldn’t be the one I let go. However, there are a lot of red flags with this message that say “SCAM”. The sad part is that a lot of people don’t take the time to see them. They see the word “free” and assume it is legitimate. However, that is not the case with this post.
First of all, this isn’t even the real Texas Roadhouse account. It’s not even spelled correctly. This account is called “Texas Roadhouse’s”, not “Texas Roadhouse”. Texas Roadhouse’s official Facebook account has a blue check mark behind its name. This blue check mark is important. This check mark means this is the actual person / company, any other profile is FALSE. It is important to know this so that you do not fall into the trap of false information or a potential scam.
It reminds me of Tyler Perry’s Facebook scam where people thought he was giving money … even though it wasn’t even his account. There have been other posts from fake Ellen Accounts that want you to like, share, and comment for a chance to make some real money. These messages are often accompanied by a video. Don’t fall for these tips! If you were to just take the time to click on the video in these articles, you will see that these videos don’t even mention donating money. Not to mention that these are clearly fake accounts with misspelled names and no blue check marks.
Spotting “fake news” like the Texas Roadhouse post should be common sense, but common sense is no longer so common. Here are some tips on what to do when you see a message like this. If you’re wondering if it’s legit or not, a simple Google search will help. If the page / site that published the article / post in question is not a credible source (or if you are unsure if it is credible or not), be sure to do a quick search for other news sites to see if this story is out there. Also, be sure to check the date on the items. You will see a lot of people sharing old posts without realizing that it already happened a few years ago. It might not be fake news, but it could be old news.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news and ruin your dream of getting a free Texas Roadhouse, but you need to be aware of scams like this and learn not to fall for everything you see on social media. Never do what a message asks you to do unless you are 110% sure it’s the real thing. Using the advice I have provided should help you hope for free money or a free Texas Roadhouse in the future.
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