Fact Check: NO Evidence Nike Is Giving Away Gift Cards For $1

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  • by: Marlo Lee
Fact Check: NO Evidence Nike Is Giving Away Gift Cards For $1 Scam Post

Did Nike lose a lawsuit and as a result have to give away gift cards to their customers for only one dollar? No, that's not true: This is a scam post. Nike's verified Facebook and Twitter pages have not mentioned such a giveaway. There have been no reports from major news outlets on these purported Nike gift cards, according to Google News.

The claim appeared in a post on Facebook (archived here) where it was published on April 5, 2023. The post was an image of a hand holding a $500 Nike gift card in front of a cluttered shoe store aisle. The caption read:

❗️Nike lost a lawsuit against Anti-Semitism and has to give away gift cards to its customers for just $1! How do I get a card?
Click "Apply Now" and fill out the form! 👇

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Mon Apr 10 14:01:53 2023 UTC)

The Facebook page that published this claim is titled, "Gift cards from the store." The Facebook page, which is not verified, labels itself as a "Sportswear store." According to the page transparency section, the page manager location is Ukraine.

After clicking on the "Apply Now" button below the image, users are asked to complete a survey for Sam's Club. The URL for this page belongs to neither Nike or Sam's Club. Following the prompt and answering a series of simple yes-no questions eventually leads to a page asking for identification and credit card information.

Lead Stories contacted Nike's media relations team and will update this fact check as appropriate if we receive a response.

Google News did not yield any relevant results for the search "Nike $1 gift cards."

Nike's verified Twitter and Facebook page do not mention $1 gift cards either.

Other Lead Stories articles on claims involving Nike are here.

Another Lead Stories fact check about purported lawsuits and gift card scams is here.

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Marlo Lee is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Howard University with a B.S. in Biology. Her interest in fact checking started in college, when she realized how important it became in American politics. She lives in Maryland.

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