The Facebook-owned messaging app. WhatsApp is the most famous messaging app all over the world. And due to this reason, the scammer often targets the messaging app and manages to trick WhatsApp users. Currently, a new WhatsApp scam is on an offer by Adidas for the women on the event of International Women’s Day.
There is a WhatsApp message with a link stating “Adidas Women’s Day gift” is circulating on the application. The message states that it is an offer from Adidas giving out 1 million pairs of shoes for Women’s Day.
The link that was first spotted by BGR India itself appears doubtful because of nature the nature of the message. Furthermore, there are a couple of other things to observe including the URL which they misspelled the word “Adidas” as “Adidass”.
Moreover, when the users tap on the link to open it directs them to the new page with the messages,
“Congratulations! You have a chance to get free shoes provided by Adidas for Women’s Day.”
Apart from this, on the page, users will see a picture of a pair of Adidas shoes. The Adidas logo is noticeable with buttons for the menu, search tool, and shopping bag. However, users can not click on these buttons.
Now talking about the link, the link itself appears to be doubtful and shouldn’t be tapped on in the first place. Any message or link asserting to providing something for “free” should also be bypassed in all circumstances.
The facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp further marks this type of message as “forwarded” or “frequently forwarded” which should assist as a caution. It’s excellent to prevent this type of suspected message as well as further evade forwarding it to other contacts. This can be a simple approach for hackers to trick users who may fall victim to this kind of trick and WhatsApp scams.