Usually, when we write about something related to free gift cards, we’re referring to a cybercriminal scam that’s designed to steal credentials or trick users into completing surveys. However, this time it's different. Symantec is offering free Amazon gift cards as part of a Twitter contest.
The contest is called #SpotTheCheck and it offers almost anyone with a Twitter account the chance to win a $100 (80 EUR) Amazon gift card. During the course of the next 10 weeks, each week, a lucky user will win one of the prizes.
So, what do you have to do to enter?
First, you have to follow the @NortonSecured
Twitter account. Then, if one of your favorite websites bears the Norton Secured Seal and you spot it, post the following message on Twitter: I saw the @NortonSecured Seal at [website URL] #SpotTheCheck.
Be sure to remember to include @NortonSecured
, the name of the website and the #SpotTheCheck
hashtag in your tweet.
In the next 10 weeks, winners will be selected by a random drawing conducted each week, the total value of the prizes being around $1,000 (800 EUR).
Participants must be from the United States and must be 18 or older.
The great thing about this contest is that no purchases are required. All you have to do is let Symantec know about your favorite Norton Secured Seal-bearing website by tweeting “I saw the @NortonSecured Seal at [website URL] #SpotTheCheck.”
We emphasize the fact that no purchases are required because cybercriminals could leverage this announcement to launch their own gift card “contest.”
If you decide to enter, be advised that winners will only be notified via Twitter from the official contest account. You will not receive notifications via email, Facebook or any other suspicious websites.
The rules and additional details are available here