Fake Free Samples: How to Avoid Them & What to Do if You Signed Up

The Original freeBfinder’s Fake Freebies List of Freebies to Avoid

What is a fake freebie? Why should you be concerned with your safety online?

Sadly, some free offers seem too good to be true – and are. These are the ones that you request and will never come. You’ll probably just receive a lot more Spam (unwanted) email than you used to, but sometimes it’s worse than that. It can be downright dangerous.

Find the list of fake freebies to avoid below, and at freeBfinder’s Fake Freebie List. We have a complete list which we update regularly, and when we find a new fake we do a whole case study on why it’s fake. After a while our fans have learned to spot fakes themselves. It’s a beautiful thing. 🙂

NOTE: visiting the fake list is safe. It will not harm you or your computer. We actually break the links to the fakes so you don’t mistakenly click on them. But educating yourself on what’s fake will help protect you, your identity and your computer when you’re freebie hunting. Remember: don’t freebie without it!

PLEASE share the list!

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What is a fake freebie

An offer for a free sample, free product or free item which is set up by someone who never intends to give away anything.

How to spot a fake free sample offer

Here are some signs that an offer may be a fake freebie:

Please note, some of these signs may occur even with completely legitimate offers. But when many of them happen for the same offer, chances are it’s not legit.

Why do they do it?

There are several reasons – probably more than what I’ve listed here – for people to create a fake freebie offer. It ranges from advertising income to stealing your identity. Often it’s a combination of reasons. And typically it’s all about the Benjamin’s (money).

These are just a few of the reasons someone might post a fake freebie. I’m sure there are dozens more. More often than not, it’s an attempt to make money. So, the worst that will happen is you’ll get spammed a lot. And, if you use a separate email for freebies, which I recommend, it’s probably not the end of the world.

What should you do if you’ve signed up?

Most fake freebies are more-or-less harmless. If they’re just trying to get your info or have you sign up so they get paid, the worst that can happen is you’ll get a lot of spam.

A note about freebie hunters

Give them the benefit of the doubt. If you find a fake freebie shared on another site, politely inform them that it’s on the list. Feel free to share the list ( But please do all of this discretely. Fakes have been around for ages, and they’re not going to go away overnight. It’s better to politely share the Big List of Fakes than to cram it down someone’s throat. lol

It’s a fine line between saving fellow freebie hunters embarrassment, and saving their followers and friends from falling for Fakes. Sites that mistakenly share Fakes are probably just unaware. Don’t condemn them for it, assume they didn’t mean any harm. When I first started, I didn’t know the difference either. Try to think of how you’d feel if you worked hard to build a freebie site and someone started talking trash about you. Know what I mean? 🙂


The freeBfinderFreebies Big List of Fake Freebies to Avoid

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