Cadbury Hamper Scam: How It Works
Watch out for a new Cadbury Hamper Scam as you might see Facebook posts or text messages promoting fake Cadbury rewards. The crook claims to be a bogus Anna Burton Cadbury employee on Facebook. She informs the fans that the company is giving away a hamper via a text message or a Facebook post. To get Cadbury to deliver the prize, the victim needs to access a page where he/she needs to fill out a questionable survey. Let’s dig some more.
The link that is featured on the scam text message is http://8rt.link/eNHzb. However, it is not from Cadbury whatsoever. Below it’s a snapshot of the fake message posted onTwitter.
The text message says: “Hi [your name] Your Cadbury package is still pending at our store. You won the hamper, please collect today http://8rt.link/eNHzb ref: C128273D“.
On the other version of the scam, “Anna Burton” says on Facebook that she is one of the managers and the company is offering a free Cadbury Hamper. It is similar to the Chick-fil-A Scam that was perpetrated last week.
Cadbury Rewards: How to Avoid The Scam
The Cadbury Rewards Scam is just one of the common phishing scams. We could give you many examples, as the reference number within the text is also a trick. The Cadbury Hamper scam is based on the same pattern as the FedEx Text Message one. How does it work?
The 8rt.link type of link features a tracking link shown in many other fraudulent notifications, such as the HSBC text message.
In other cases, there is a message informing the victims that the shipper (whether that’s FedEx, UPS, DHL, Amazon, USPS, etc.) has a small problem delivering the Cadbury hamper. The hook is always different, but the conclusion is that accessing the link takes you a step closer to being scammed.
On the fraudulent site, you would find a form that requires your info. In other cases, you could open a website that enables macros, which will download malware onto your device. What can you do?
Don’t click on the link provided by “Anna Burton”; please report the scam. So, let’s see how to do it.
Cadbury Hamper Scam: How To Report the Fake Anna Burton
Phone scams like this are notorious these days, so beware. Let your friends and your family know about the Cadbury Hamper Scam. Please share the article using the buttons provided on this page. If you wonder how to report phone scams or many other unsolicited notifications, you can do it to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) – use the link below:
In other news, if it’s too late and gave away your information to the scammers, here is what to do if you have been scammed over the phone.
One last scheme similar to this one is the Crown Royal Military Package, so beware!
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