Beware of fraudulent messages or social media posts circulating on WhatsApp (maybe also on other social media sites) claiming that Adidas is giving away free shoes for 70th Anniversary Celebration. Previously, there was a similar type of scam claiming Adidas is giving away free shoes to celebrate Women’s Day. These kinds of scams ask you to click the link provided on these messages or social media posts or trick you to submit your personal details. But, you should not click that link since that may infect your device. One example of such messages or social media posts is as below:
“Congratulations! You have a chance to get free shoes provided by adidas for 70th anniversary celebration“
You may get similar types of such scams in several forms. So, you can help us by reporting similar kinds of scams below in the comment section. If you are concerned with your privacy, then you can comment below without submitting your email address.
What is the motive behind these fraudulent activities? The reality of the fake messages or social media posts on WhatsApp claiming to giveaway free shoes provided by Adidas for 70th anniversary celebration
These fraud messages or posts are not from any genuine companies but from scammers to get your personal information to scam you. They may ask you to click some link and submit the personal details on the fake website posing the real ones or call them or message/reply to them where they will trick you to submit your personal details. So, you should not follow any instructions provided in these messages/posts or click any link or download anything (if provided any). The links or files provided on these messages/posts may also contain some viruses or malware or spyware that can hack your device as well.
So, if you get confused about the legitimacy of the messages/posts that you receive, then it’s better you contact or check on the official website of the respective company (in this case you can contact Adidas) to confirm either the messages/posts you received are real or fake ones.
Once these cybercriminals get your personal information, they make money by selling those details. If they get your credit card information, even they can steal money from your credit card. So, you should not follow any instructions provided on these kinds of messages/posts.
These messages may not come in the name of the same company or in the same format. These scammers may use multiple numbers, emails, and the name of companies to send similar messages. A few examples of scam messages are:
So, help us by reporting similar types of messages/posts by using the comment section below.
Now you know the reality of these kinds of fraud messages/posts. So, if you want to say something about it or want to report any kinds of scams, then please feel free to leave your comment below. After all, we are here to spread awareness about scams. So, let’s do it together. Let’s save innocent people from scams.
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