On the occasion of Father’s Day, users have been warned about a message running on WhatsApp. In this message, an offer is being made to win free crates of beer, but instead of getting free beer from this, personal information of people is being stolen. Actually, many people have received a message on WhatsApp these days, in which it was told that through ‘Heineken Beer Father’s Day Contest 2022’ you can win 5000 bottles of beer for your father. This message contains a picture of a crate filled with beer bottles and a link to a website to participate in the contest is given below.
Although this message is part of a much bigger scam. Online fraud website OnlineAlerts has cautioned users not to click on this link at all because doing so will open a phishing website in front of you, which will steal all your personal information.
At the same time, Heineken has also clarified that this is a forgery and no such ‘competition’ has been started from his side. Responding to a question on Twitter, the company has written, ‘This is a scam. Thank you for bringing this up to us. Please do not clean this link at all or forward it to others. thanks a lot.’
Actually, a website opens as soon as you click on the link given in this message named Heineken Beer Father’s Day Contest 2022. In this, along with filling in personal information and account credentials, people are also made to sign up for some unwanted services by taking them on the bluff.
Along with this, people are asked to send this message to their 20 acquaintances. In this way, the fraudsters get all your personal information and at the same time, their scam reaches 20 more people.
However, this is not the first time when such fraud is going on in the name of Heineken. Earlier in the year 2018 and 2020 also, people had received similar messages on WhatsApp, in which similar free beer was offered. Then this message was widely spread not only on WhatsApp but also on Twitter and Facebook.
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