Tim Hortons Mother’s Day Giveaway 2023: Fake $8000 Prize!

Have you stumbled on a link on Facebook or Whatsapp that says ‘Congratulations! Tim Hortons Mother’s day gift. Through the questionnaire you’ll have a chance to get $8000″? Beware! It is a scam.  Tim Hortons Mother’s day giveaway 2023 is not real, and if you fall for it, you will end up losing your money.

I came across same link earlier today, and I decided to play along to know if the giveaway is indeed real. First of all, the website is not the official Tim Hortons website. Secondly, when I scanned the link using a malware tool, it showed it’s a malicious website that steal people’s personal and financial information.

Thirdly, when I finished answering the questionnaire, I was told to share the link to 5 friends either on Messenger or Whatsapp, before I can claim my prize.

This is where the scam comes in

. By sharing the link on Facebook or WhatsApp, you’ve given the scammers access to your social media account. Of course, you wouldn’t receive the giveaway prize as it is not real. Rather you’ve made your Facebook or WhatsApp account vulnerable to being hacked by scammers.

This kind of scam is not new. It is a typical bait and switch scam, where scammers lure you in with giveaway or freebies but then trick you with either shipping fee or confirmation fee. In fact, Twitter has reported to have had scammers that earned around $145 recently by scamming people and tricking them into fake giveaways by hacking into high end company accounts and making it seem like they hosted them.

What To Do If You Fell For The Scam

If you fell for the Tim Hortons Mother’s day giveaway 2023 scam there’s no need to panic. The first thing you should do is call your bank or credit card company and block your credit card. Meanwhile, if you gave the scammers any access to your Paypal, Venmo, Cash App, Zelle, etc., contact the company and secure your account.

You should also enable two-factor authentication. Don’t know how to do that? follow the steps written here or Search Google for how to do that. Take extra measures to ensure the scammers can’t get in.

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