This viral ad promising "100% free food" at Chipotle restaurants through March 20 was not issued by Chipotle Mexican Grill, is not valid, and won't be honored at any Chipotle locations. A notice on the company's official Facebook page reads as follows:
There's no such thing as a free lunch - or burrito for that matter. The "repost, tag, and follow for FREE" offer that is floating around the interwebs is A HOAX. Not real. Not from Chipotle.
A March 4 company tweet said the ad is "100% fake. It's a fake offer from a scam account."
All signs indicate that the ad did, in fact, originate as a like-farming scam, of which there are myriad examples circulating every day via every social media platform.
Needless to say, it should not be reposted, shared, or liked.
FACT: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg probably knows how to spell "campaign."
No sooner had a hitherto unheard-of company named HUVr Tech posted a promo video for its new product, supposedly a functioning hoverboard as seen in Back to the Future II, than the crowdsourced debunkery began with folks pointing out that there's clear evidence that cables were used to give the illusion of flight, and in one shot you can even see the shadow of a crane rigging as a hoverboarder zooms by.
Now Mashable.com is reporting that the online resume of a costume designer who worked on the shoot lists Funny or Die as the production company behind the commercial.
We knew all along it was too good to be true. Right?
Posts like this keep popping up all over Facebook:
But Will Smith isn't dead, nor is he currently filming Bad Boys III, nor is there a video showing how he (supposedly) died.
So, what's with the bogus posts? It's a scam. The posts are spreading because people are being suckered into attempting to view the nonexistent video. Then they're suckered into granting a rogue application permission to access their Facebook profile and post on their behalf. Basically, the bogus posts are reproducing themselves with users' help. Read More...