Fraud Alert! Beware of fake social media posts circulating around in the name of Currys Warehouse or Tesco UK such as: “Tesco UK added 3 new photos to the album: FREE TV’S UP FOR GRABS – We have around 500 TV’s in our warehouse that are about to be binned as they have slight damage and can’t be sold. However all of them are in fully working condition, we thought instead of binning them we’d give them away free to 500 people who have shared and commented on this post by July 18th.” Such posts ask you to like, comment, and share the post (see examples below). You can find such fake social media posts posted by fake Currys Warehouse or Tesco UK Facebook page. Actually, there are also other fake social media pages doing the same.
You can find examples of such fake post as below:
Currys Warehouse added 2 new photos to the album: FREE SMART TV’S
We have 15 Smart TV’s in our warehouse that got returned from our shops due to slight damage/scratches and can no longer be sold. However all of them still work perfectly fine, Instead of binning them we’re going to give them to 15 people who have shared this post and liked our page by July 20th.
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Tesco UK added 3 new photos to the album: FREE TV’S UP FOR GRABS.
We have around 500 TV’s in our warehouse that are about to be binned as they have slight damage and can’t be sold. However all of them are in fully working condition, we thought instead of binning them we’d give them away free to 500 people who have shared and commented on this post by July 18th.
The reality of scam social media posts: Currys Warehouse or Tesco UK FREE TVs Giveaway
The fraud social media posts: Currys Warehouse or Tesco UK FREE TVs Giveaway and so on are nothing other than the fake social media posts shared with the intention to scam you.
Whenever you got these kinds of posts, you should not share those posts, or comment on those posts or click any link provided on those posts (if available any) or follow any instruction provided on those posts. Instead, you should check the social media page of the respective posts to confirm either those posts are from real or fake social media pages.
You should know that the social media page of celebrities and reputed companies will have always a verification tick mark (blue tick mark in case of FB) just after their social media page name. So, if you can’t find such a tick mark on such social media pages of celebrities or popular companies, then you should know those are fake social media pages of respective celebrities or companies.
What is the motive behind these fraud social media posts?
These kinds of fake social media posts are being shared by scammers to get tons of followers on their social media page as well as to get your personal information so that they can scam you. So, you should not follow any instructions provided on these posts.
For example, this kind of fraud post may ask you to share the post in groups and then message him/her. So, it is clear that the scammer is trying to hack your personal details and also making you fool by sharing his/her post on multiple groups so that he/she can get tons of followers on his/her social media page.
Once these scammers got enough number of followers on their social media pages, they will rename their social media pages and will sell to third parties as per the number of followers they have. Not only that, but they will also try to hack your personal information as far as possible so that they can scam you later by misusing that information or they simply sell that information to third parties.
Sometimes, these kinds of posts may also ask you to click some links. If you click any link provided on these posts or download anything from the website that you visit from those links or follow any instructions, then you may end up losing your personal information. The links provided on these posts may lead you to malicious websites that may contain some viruses or malware or spyware that can hack your device to get your personal information.
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 posts.
Now you know these posts are shared by scammers. This scammer may use multiple celebrities’ or companies’ names to share such similar posts. Few more examples of these kinds of fake social media posts are – Best Buy and Sells Millions Dollar Giveaway Scam, Jackie Chan is Giving Away Millions of Dollars and Prizes Scam; Ellen DeGeneres Giveaway Millions of Dollars Scam; Whole Foods $175 Voucher; Toyota Tundra Giveaway 2020; Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) claiming to giveaway millions of dollars; Sylvester Stallone claiming to giveaway $300,000; Costco $125 Voucher and so on. So, help us by reporting similar posts by using the comment section below.
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