The viral message on WhatsApp that claims Adidas is giving out free shoes to celebrate International women’s day is a scam. Read this review to find out why you should ignore the viral message.
Adidas Women’s Day Giveaway – Scam or Legit?
We have been receiving mails from readers, bearing screenshots of WhatsApp texts which claims Adidas is offering free shoes on Women’s day.
The text goes like this-
Congratulations! You have a chance to get free shoes provided by adidas for Women’s Day
This might look so convincing, and make you think that you are about to win an adidas sneakers. Hey! rejoice not, the Adidas Free Shoes WhatsApp message is the new scam round the block. The link is not from the legit Adidas website.
This review is going to show you how this scam works.
Adidas Free Shoes Scam- How It Works!
The message was created is by scammers. This is a bait to trick you into believing you have a chance of wining an adidas sneakers. The link attached to the message is not a legit Adidas consumer support website.
The link is a malicious one and is already flagged down by some strong browsers. When you visit it, it sends a malware to your phone, which tries to steal your personal and financial information or your credit card pin.
Since there are so many fake Adidas websites, messages and social media posts, online users who want to verify if an Adidas promotion is legitimate or not, should go to one of the following legitimate Adidas social media websites and ask:
Or, go to Adidas’ website at https://www.adidas.com/ for information about a promotion
What Should You Do If You Receive Phishing Texts Like This
No matter how convincing it sounds, you shouldn’t visit the link or links attached to such messages/mails or send your personal information.
The first thing you should do is ignore such messages, and look for reviews online about it.
Always remember that Legitimate companies do not ask their winners to send money or personal information in order to collect their prizes.
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- Wendy is a fraud fighter whose contents mainly target online scams. Her investigations have appeared on Itisreviewed,and elsewhere. She spends her free time reading novels, binging on Netflix, and listening to hip-hop.