The offer, which is being shared on Whatsapp, contains a link to a Russian URL which has since been taken down. Recipients were asked to ‘Join the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt’ with the offer of up to 5,000 free gifts.
The scam message features an image of a purple Easter Egg with “Join the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt” written across it.
The phishing scam message also said: “Cadbury FREE Easter Chocolate Basket. 5.000 free gifts for you.”
The scam was officially debunked by Cadbury itself, however.
The company said on Twitter: “We’ve been made aware of circulating posts on social media claiming to offer consumers a free Easter Chocolate basket.
What should I do if a receive a suspicious link?
If you receive a suspicious link from a company, a stranger or anyone you know, you shouldn’t open it and delete it immediately.
If you have already opened the message, there are tell-tale signs you could very soon become the target of a scam.
Tell-tale signs include poor spelling or grammar, or a sense of urgency in the messaging to try to encourage a rash decision.
A generic greeting, misspelled email addresses or domain names and a bank asking for personal financial information are also huge indicators of a phishing scam.
Published at Tue, 05 Apr 2022 07:57:00 +0000