No, Dyson Australia is not giving away Dyson Cyclone V11 for just $3. Your dreams of owning a cordless Vacuum cleaner is not about to come true. Far from it! You’re being tricked by a clever bunch of scammers.
Why do I say so?
The pages offering the Vacuum cleaner are all fake Dyson pages without the verified badge.
When you click on the link, and visit the website, below is what happens –
- You’d be taken to a different website that has absolutely nothing to do with Dyson
- You’ll be made to sign up for membership. This means providing your personal information and your credit card details
- $79 or more would be debited from your credit card
- You wouldn’t be able to contact the customer service to request for a chargeback
This is exactly how the scam works. Here are some of the websites offering the $3 Dyson vacuum:
On the other hand, beware of the following Facebook pages –
- ‘Dyson Regional Representative,
- Dyson Representative in AU
- Direct Supplier in Australia
- Dyson Australia
- Seller’s Representative in Australia
- Retail Distributor in Australia
- Representative in Australia
- Best Sale
- Sale Shop in Australia
As you can see, the scam targets people living in Australia. What these Facebook pages have in common is this – absence of Facebook verified blue tick, Fake $3 promo, Fake comments etc.
What should you do if you’ve already submitted your financial details to these suspicious sites?
- Inform your Bank
- Have your credit card cancelled
- Report the Facebook page
- Share this review to warn your family and friends
Still tempted? see Tom’s experience after clicking the $3 Dyson Vacuum link –
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.