There is a Guinness Mini Fridge Scam going on on Whatsapp, they are claiming to be from Guinness and saying you won free Mini Fridge Full Of Guinness for Fathers Day and asking you to click on a link? Do you want to know if its a scam? You are at the right place. Read this review to find out more about Guinness Mini Fridge Scam.
What is Guinness Mini Fridge Scam
Guinness Mini Fridge Scam are scam posts circulating on Whatsapp and claiming to be from Guinness, they claim that you have won Free Mini Fridge Filled with Guinness For your dad on Fathers day, with a link to a phishing website. Scammers have set up a fake website, linkgo.is, posing as an innocent URL shortener, and are luring people into a trap. They tempt users with a quiz and promise of a fantastic prize, but it’s all a ruse to trick you into subscribing to a paid service without your consent.
Guinness Mini Fridge Scam Format
The scam begins with users receiving messages, sometimes from friends or strangers, inviting them to participate in the giveaway. These messages contain a link, such as linkgo.is/AbMhgXir/, which leads users to the scam website. When you click the link, you get directed to a page on linkgo.is that presents an alluring description of the giveaway, complete with details about the prize and the limited number of remaining mini fridges.
The ‘competition’, which has already been debunked by the company, appears with the caption ‘Uncover the hidden prize in Guinness Father’s Day giveaway’ next to a photo of a fridge. Anyone who clicks on the link is asked to fill in a quiz and then choose from a number of boxes to find the ‘golden ticket’. Then they are told they have won and to share the link with 20 friends or five WhatsApp groups in order to claim the prize.
However a spokesman for Guinness has debunked this with a warning that it is not from Guinness.
How to prevent being Scammed?
When you get such calls or email. Ensure it is coming from a company mail and not @gmail, @yahoo, @aol and the likes. If it is a number, pen the number down and ask the company they are representing , its far better to even drop the call without engaging them. Don’t click any links on the email and don’t reply as well. Check for reviews online about the company to ascertain its legitimacy. If it involves PayPal, then checkout how to report here. And always ensure you don’t disclose personal details like credit card details, social security details and personal ids. You can also download spam call blocking apps on your phone.
To be on the safer side, do not follow the scam page or click on any link as these are scammers who are looking for ways to steal your personal and financial information.
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