If you’re looking to get a free breakfast from Chick-fil-A, don’t get suckered into a potential web scam.
The Chick-fil-a deal is real and everyone is talking about it. But because you have to provide some personal information to get the free deal, such as your email address and street address, a possible web scam is out there trying to dupe you into providing your personal information without getting a free, cholesterol-packed breakfast (unless you get the oatmeal, of course).
Philly.com investigated the web scam. The website found that web searches for the Chick-fil-A offer can lead to a site called "grocerycouponsaving.com" or "tophd.me." Once you enter your email address, you are then asked for your street address and cell phone number. After that, you must verify your cell phone number.
And after that, you get texts for special offers and, Philly.com says, some sort of “iPad pitch.”
So freebie seekers beware! There are people out there trying to take advantage of your affinity for Chick-fil-A by spamming your cell phone with offers and “special deals.”
Also, remember that Chick-fil-A does not ask for your cell phone number in the free breakfast offer. Therefore, any web site that asks for a cell phone number is a potentially a scam, so be on the lookout for that.
In order to avoid websites looking to invade your cell phone, just go directly to the Chick-fil-A website at www.chickfila.com and you will get the screen to make your free breakfast reservation. A free breakfast is good - but annoying text messages are not.