Is Screwfix 44th Anniversary Giveaway Scam or Legit? Find Out!

No, Screwfix isn’t giving away Dewalt Combi drill for its 44th anniversary celebration. Beware of fake messages circulating on WhatsApp, Facebook and other social channels. It’s not from a reliable source.

Just like the fake Screwfix father’s day giveaway that went viral earlier this month, the Screwfix 44th anniversary giveaway is a sham.

What is the Screwfix 44th Anniversary Giveaway all about?

It’s a giveaway that claims you can win Dewalt Combi Drill simply by filling some forms and completing a survey online. However, it is fake. When people visit the link attached to the message they will be made to provide their personal information.

This is where the scam comes in.

When you provide your credit card information, these scammers will delete every dime you have in your bank account. This is because they’re not the legit Screwfix company, and they don’t have any free gift for you.

Meanwhile visiting the link attached to the text, can also expose your phone to malware.

Why It’s a Scam

  • The link attached to the message isn’t that of the official Screwfix website which is screwfix.com
  • It uses tinyurl.5ru, a known problematic link shortener which often directs to malicious websites
  • Screwfix has released a warning on Facebook about the ongoing scam

Meanwhile, if you’ve already clicked on the link you should Install an anti-phishing software. This will scan your device and protect it from any virus attack.

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.

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