HOAX ‘Popcorn Carnival’ WhatsApp Hack Warning

The posts claim that Hyundai, Mazda, and several other car companies are offering the free cars as a means of celebrating their anniversaries. But, alas, no cars are being given away and the posts have no connection to the car companies they name. The posts are scams designed to trick you into spamming your friends, visiting dodgy survey and offer websites, downloading suspect apps, and divulging your phone number. Urgent Hyundai offers free cars model 7568 on the occasion of the 99th anniversary of its establishment get yours now [Link removed]After you click the OK button, you will be asked to fill in a brief survey about your driving habits before being taken to a website that looks like this: Exactly what clicking the Download button does appears to be dependent on the type of phone or device you are using. The scam page also instructs you to click a button to publish on WhatsApp. It warns that you won t get your free car if you don t share the page with 85 people or groups on WhatsApp. Via this ruse, the scammers ensure that their fraudulent posts continue to spread via WhatsApp, finding many more victims as they travel.

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Finally, you will be instructed to enter your phone number to complete your entry and get your free car.

Or the scammers may use the phone number to send you further spam and scam messages.

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If one of these scam messages comes your way, just delete it.

And, if possible, inform the person who sent the message that the supposed giveaway is a scam.

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