Many users have changed their Facebook surname to "iFood" to earn a $ 42 discount coupon on the food delivery app. However, it is all a "catch": the offer does not exist and whoever falls for the scam is forced to keep the name changed for at least 60 days, due to social network security regulations.
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In Google Trends, searches for "iFood Contributor Coupon" started as of last Sunday (5), along with searches like "facebook ifood" and related terms changing last name. IFood clarified to TechTudo that "the content posted on social networks is fake" and that the company only promotes the app and official accounts on the networks see the full note at the end of this publication.
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The Facebook prank chain features a special offer called the "iFood Contributor Coupon", which is supposed to give the user three $ 42 coupons with four months validity to use in the delivery app. The condition for the discount would be to change the last name on Facebook for "iFood". The publication accompanies a screenshot of an order listed as free after the false discount is applied for greater accuracy.
The purpose of the scam is to force the person to stay for two months with the last name as "iFood" on Facebook. The rules of the social network make it clear that it is possible to change names only every 60 days as a form of security policy. The platform makes it difficult to change when the user has already changed the name "in the last 60 days or tried to change it too often".
How to rename on Facebook
After 60 days, the user should access the general account settings, enter the General section and make the change in the space indicated. When you are done, you should check the change, choose how your name will be displayed, enter the password and save. If you have difficulty changing your name, Facebook still offers you the option to fill out a form to request the change.
How to change your first name and last name on Facebook Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
How to find iFood Coupon
Promos and discount coupons from apps like iFood are usually advertised on the company's official pages. The iFood website can be accessed from the desktop, and the platform is also available as an Android and iPhone (iOS) application. The delivery also distributes offers by email, SMS (if the data is properly registered in the app) and push notifications of the app on the mobile.
Note sent by iFood to TechTudo:
"The iFood clarifies that the content posted on social networks is false. As a standard security procedure, the company has conducted tests and confirmed that the method does not work. social networks, app and SMS, and are accompanied by regulations with clear rules and conditions of operation. "
The company also humorously clarified to Twitter followers that the Facebook surname scam doesn't work.
Two rumors are rolling and I come here to clarify: – I'm not getting married by putting the surname iFood that goes on the wedding list, but you can send me this
– May 6, 2019
Via Facebook and Google Trends
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