WhatsApp users beware! A fake WhatsApp message is being circulated, claiming the best and amazing gifts from Amazon on its 30th anniversary. WhatsApp is a widely used chat app in the world. In India, it has more than 500 million daily active users according to the company’s latest released statistics. However, the platform has its own benefits and drawbacks such as fake news, scam messages, etc.
Another day, another fake WhatsApp message! This time, a new WhatsApp fake message is in the round claiming that Amazon is offering amazing gifts to 100 users on its 30th anniversary. The message says “Amazon 30th anniversary celebrations – Gifts for everyone from www.amazon.com“. While clicking on the message, it says: “Congratulations, you have been chosen to participate in our survey. It will take only a minute, and you will receive a fantastic prize: a Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G Full Netcom 8GB + 256GB (bright black)“.
As per the Newsmeter report (a fact-checking website), this viral message is a scam. Also, Amazon’s customer service confirms the same. The message does not seem to have enough text, but the link preview which is shared to WhatsApp users says “Amazon 30th anniversary celebration”. This fake message includes a fraudulent URL (govspourt(dot)buzz), which is not an Amazon website.
Click on the link redirect the users to a website telling them that the company will provide Huawei Mate Pro 5G to 100 lucky users. Moreover, it shows that each participant has won the Huawei Mate Pro 5G smartphone, and then asks to follow few steps to claim the prize.