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On International Women’s day, scamsters and hackers are trying steal your money with a new WhatsApp 'offer' trick. An online scam with the aim to trick users is going viral on the most popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp.
WhatsApp scam: On International Women’s day, scamsters and hackers are trying steal your money with a new WhatsApp 'offer' trick. An online scam with the aim to trick users is going viral on the most popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp. An offer is being circulated on WhatsApp that claims “Adidas is offering free shoes on Women’s day”.
Please note that this WhatsApp forwarded message is just another online trick to scam people that doesn’t require your attention. If you're getting these offers on WhatsApp or any other social media platform, kindly ignore it. According to a report from BGR India, a message is being circulated on WhatsApp stating, “https://v-app.buzz/adidass/tb.php?_t=161492973315:35:33”. People must not click on the URL.
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If a popular brand like Adidas was actually offering free shoes it would have updated the official website first or the, the official social media handles. If you take a closer look at the URL, it mentions “v-app.buzz/adidass”, the spelling of Adidas is mis-spelt in this case and this raises more concern. The URL is also not a part of the official Adidas website https://shop.adidas.co.in/, which is another reason why you shouldn’t click on the link included in the forwarded message.
Lastly, the logo on the landing page is of WhatsApp’s and not Adidas, which gives us all the more reasons to not trust such forwarded messages that claim to offer free gifts. The suspicious website doesn’t include any content and there are just some pictures. At the end, the page states that it has been developed by © 2021 adidas America Inc. As for the official Adidas website, it includes ©2020 shop.adidas.co.in, the report said.
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