Pizza Hut Double Trouble Promo - Real or Scam?

I'm one of those who received the referral link via Facebook offering free pizza from Pizza Hut. Yesterday evening, a message just popped out from Facebook containing the link.
At first, I didn't mind the message and thought it was one of the automated messages sent by my friends with compromised Facebook account. But after a few minutes, my friend message me in our local language urging me to click the link.

Out of curiosity, I did click the link. It took me to a website telling me that in order to get the free pizza, I need to forward the referral link and have 15 people click on it.

Real or Scam?

I'm almost certain that it's a scam. Let me tell you why.

First, the website address is suspicious, PIZZAHUT-COUPON.COM? This is obviously not the official website of Pizza Hut which is www.pizzahut.com.ph.

Second, at the bottom of the webpage, there's a disclaimer saying this website is not in any way related to Pizza Hut. So what's this for? I honestly don't know.

Third, there's a counter in the webpage showing the number of coupons left. It appears to be decreasing rapidly and may have a effect of urging people to invite others as fast as they can. But actually, after a few hours, the numbers went back up. 

These three signs were my indicators telling me that there's something fishy about this.
screenshot of the webpage


Virus on the Webpage?

Well, I don't think so. It didn't asked me to download anything and Chrome didn't warn me of a virus attack.

I don't know the intentions of the people behind this scam. But again, I would like to advise the public: If it's too good to be true, it's probably not true.

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Comments

  1. As they say, If it is too good to be true, it must be a scam.

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  2. am in Nairobi in Kenya and my son has jsut sent me the same and i noticed the change of numbers.. but my elder son just told me it is scam...after i sent it to him... so what would it be all about?

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  3. Once you get 16 referrals, it will likely want your email and other info. That's what they're after.

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  4. The only way to find out is to try it out right?

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