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Heineken says Father's Day beer contest is a scam

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Posted: 15/06/22 - 12:46
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A competition to win free beer for Father's Day circulating on WhatsApp is a scam, Heineken has said.

The message offers the chance to win one of 5,000 coolers full of lager and links to a fake quiz-style competition.

But Heineken said this was a phishing scam - a way of tricking someone into clicking a malicious link or entering personal information like bank details.

A spokesperson urged anyone who got the message to "delete it immediately". The BBC has contacted WhatsApp for comment.

Heineken's representative added: "We're aware of the current phishing scam circulating through social networks, which is not sanctioned by Heineken. We have alerted the relevant authorities."

I Call Bull: Calling BULL on this obvious scam, still Heineken must be pleased of all this extra press ahead of Fathers Day!

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15 days
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I think if any competition is randomly circulating on WhatsApp then it is definitely an obvious scam
15 days
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Shame but at least its been widely called out as a scam.
17 days
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If it seems too good to be true then it probably is!