The "Volkswagen Giving 50 Cars for Free" Giveaway Scam

The "Volkswagen Giving 50 Cars for Free" Giveaway Scam

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Volkswagen is not giving away free cars to celebrate their success. Therefore, online users who have received messages like the one below, which claim they can participate to win one of the free cars, are asked to delete them. This is because the messages are being sent by scammers with links to fake survey websites that steal personal information or phishing websites that steal online account credentials and credit card information.

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The "Volkswagen Giving 50 Cars for Free" Giveaway Scam

*Volkswagen giving 50 cars for free to celebrate its success* Participate for free at : http://www.volkswạgen.com/

The fake link in the scam goes to:

  • http://www.volkswạgen.com/

But, the legitimate Volkswagen website is at:

The different between the two is, the fake link has the Latin letter: "ạ", instead of the English letter "a".

The link may also go to spam websites that trick online users into buying counterfeit products or charge them for products or services the scammers operating the same websites claim are free.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • Jun 6, 2018 at 2:21 PM by an anonymous user from Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa

    Reciieved the link and glad I verified before going into it


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