DON’T DO IT!
This Starbucks/Tumblr gift certificate is most certainly a scam… I’ve seen similar supposedly for another coffee chain and for Canadian Tim Hortons. Fortunately the link is broken, so people won’t be burned *this time.*
The scam using Tim Hortons asked people to give up their passwords etc.
NEVER give your password to anyone you don’t trust with your bank card or car keys.
(Like total strangers promising free gifts.) This is how Identity Theft can begin.
Always check links you share, and be careful of scams.
Rule of thumb: If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.
The fiendishly clever bit on this one is the “Tumblr Staff Blog” header. Anyone can cut and paste, but it makes the scam look respectable by making it look as though it was recommended by an “authority” we trust.
You don’t have to take my word for it… call Starbucks.
You can also check anything that might be a scam by typing the key words into the Search Bar.
For this one I typed Starbucks 50 dollar gift
This one is debunked on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Starbucks/posts/10150503812763057
HOAX SLAYER debunked it too at http://www.hoax-slayer.com/starbucks-survey-spam.shtml
Another good source is often SNOPES.com although they don’t seem to have this one yet, SNOPES has been documenting urban legends and Internet scams for years.
It’s a jungle out there, so be careful.