Taylor Swift fans are "scamming" people online to stream 'ME!'
3 May 2019, 15:21 | Updated: 3 May 2019, 16:04
The fake deals have promised free Starbucks drinks, McDonald's fries and Netflix subscriptions.
The Swifties are willing to do just about anything to ensure Taylor Swift's new song 'ME!' grabs the number one spot – and we mean ANYTHING.
Last week, the 'Bad Blood' singer dropped 'ME!' featuring Brendon Urie after teasing a new era for weeks on social media. The 'ME!' video is littered with Easter eggs and clues on what the next single will be and Taylor Swift's seventh album.
The reviews poured in but not everyone was keen on the sugary sweet song following her much darker 'Reputation' era. Some even noted how much it sounded like Emelie Sande's 'Next To Me'…
Despite this, the dedicated Taylor stans across the globe are doing everything they can to ensure her track debuts at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, which would knock 'Old Town Road (Remix)' by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus off of the top spot.
In a desperate measure, the Swifties have started creating fake promotional offers instructing people to stream the song in order to get nonexistent freebies.
The offers range from a free Netflix Premium accounts for a year to free McDonalds fries for life if you stream the song, which would be a pretty sweet deal... if it was real.
Apparently this offer is valid for a limited time only so be fast y’all pic.twitter.com/w515VLzp9W— fady (@IsItChillTaylor) April 28, 2019
Sis wbk McDonald's have taste burger king wendy's can choke 🍵🍵🍵🍵 pic.twitter.com/6XhCnALUeK— L o n g L i v e 💗 (@StreamMESpotify) April 28, 2019
But when it came to Starbucks, the brand were having none of it. Someone created a fake Starbucks offer asking people screenshot to themselves listening to 'ME!' and then share the photo on Twitter or Instagram to claim a free drink from Starbucks.
The Swifties even banded together and claimed that they had got their free drinks by using the offer. However, Starbucks quickly gathered the lying stans beneath a post.
They tweeted: "This is not a valid Starbucks offer, and this screenshot is fake. To confirm any Starbucks promotion, you can check your Starbucks app, reach out to our customer care line, or ask your Starbucks barista."
Yikes. Taylor's fans are the definition of ride or die.