"www.swinklr.com" - it is a Fraudulent Website Created by Scammers

"www.swinklr.com" is a fake survey-taking, voucher and gift give-away website that should not be trusted. The fraudulent website was created by scammers to trick their potential victims into taking surveys and sharing the same fake website with their friends either through WhatsApp, Facebook or other social media websites, by promising them gifts, vouchers and other prizes. The surveys were created by scammers to harvest their potential victims’ personal information, to be used to scam them and to make the fake website popular, by promising potential victims gifts if they share with a few friends. Also, potential victims who complete the surveys may also be tricked into signing up for premium phone services and downloading malicious applications.

www.swinklr.com - it is a Fraudulent Website Created by Scammers

The Fake Survey Website - "swinklr.com"


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None of the surveys on the fake website is authentic. So, please do not attempt to follow the instructions on the website, because it doesn’t matter how many survey you complete or how many times you share the scam with your friends, you will never receive what you were promised.

Also, the comments on the website are bogus. The comments were placed on the website by scammers to make it more convincing to online users that the fake website is legitimate.

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November 8, 2017 at 9:25 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Lagos, Nigeria

Yes, because I also want them to be part of it.


May 9, 2017 at 2:50 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

Is my personal security now compromised after having done the survey?

Can the scammers get to my banking details, for instance, just because I completed the survey?


May 9, 2017 at 5:54 AM by
"www.swinklr.com" - it is a Fraudulent Website Created by Scammers

Only if they ask you for your financial information and you send it to them.

Remember, the scammers will ask for basic information and then aftèr request financial information. The scammers will claim they need the information in order for you to collect your so-called prizes.


December 22, 2016 at 8:39 AM by
"www.swinklr.com" - it is a Fraudulent Website Created by Scammers

Receive via email:

"Hi, I just want you to be aware that someone is trying to use whatsapp as a way to scam people. Today, December 21, 2016 there is Wal-Mart Free $200 voucher promo going around. Make people aware that this is a scam. Probably even WHATSAPP should contact people and let them know. It is unfair for those that are gullible and fall for such scams."


November 10, 2016 at 11:09 PM by
"www.swinklr.com" - it is a Fraudulent Website Created by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

What about http://emirates.com-gratis .co/en/ it seems like the same company?


November 11, 2016 at 4:35 AM by
"www.swinklr.com" - it is a Fraudulent Website Created by Scammers

Different website, but it is also fraudulent.


November 3, 2016 at 1:27 AM by
"www.swinklr.com" - it is a Fraudulent Website Created by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

I received a whatapps from my friend and open the website at http://swinklr .com/parkson-vouchers.

I complete the survey questions and continue. When it led me to my Whatapps contact list, I did share out to my friends and did give out my name and email address. Then it pop up a dialog says that my android 6.0 browser is seriously damage. May I know what will happened to my phone?


November 3, 2016 at 6:01 AM by
"www.swinklr.com" - it is a Fraudulent Website Created by Scammers

Nothing will happen to your phone. The pop-up message is a fake.


November 2, 2016 at 2:00 AM by
"www.swinklr.com" - it is a Fraudulent Website Created by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I received a whatapps from my friend and open the website at http://swinklr .com/parkson-vouchers. My phone vibrate once I clicked on the website, what does it mean? Are they hacked into my handphone that's why it vibrate? Please advise.

I complete the survey questions and discontinued when it lead me to my Whatapps contact list, I didn't share out to my friends and didn't give out any email address. Am I good from here?


November 2, 2016 at 3:23 AM by
"www.swinklr.com" - it is a Fraudulent Website Created by Scammers

No, your phone was not hacked. The vibration is caused by a set of instructions sent to your phone by the web page.

And, yes, you are good, you have nothing to worry about. You did the right thing by discontinuing the survey.


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