The Haldiram 80th anniversary gift link circulating on social media is a phishing scam. Here’s reasons why we think so;
- The link attached to the message is a malicious website that sends malware to your phone.
- Haldiram, the sweets, snacks, and restaurant company based out of Delhi and Nagpur, was founded in 1937, so it is 84 years old, not 80.
- On the Company’s Facebook page there’s no mention of any anniversary free gifts.
How does the Haldiram 80th Year Anniversary Scam Work?
How? Through completing a survey!
This is where the scam comes in. After completing the survey, the scammers would ask for your credit card information.
Don’t let the comments on the website fool you! They’re all fake.
If you have submitted financial information on the fake website, immediately contact your bank for help.
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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.