Heineken Whatsapp Scam 2022 - Free Cooler Competition Contest for Father's Day

The Heineken Whatsapp or Heineken Cooler Competition scam below, which claims to be giving away free Heinekens, is circulating on social media like wildfire. Therefore, recipients of the scam are asked not to follow the instructions in it. The scam tricks potential victims into visiting the phishing, spam, and malicious website, "tinyurl5 .ru", which steals personal information, and account credentials. The scam may also trick potential victims into signing up for unwanted services.

Heineken Whatsapp Scam 2022 - Free Cooler Competition Contest for Fathers Day

The Free Heineken Cooler Competition Scam on WhatsApp

Free Heineken Cooler Competition Scam on WhatsApp

Heineken Bee Father's Day Contest 2022

5,000 coolers full of Heineken for you Dad. heinken.com

If the link in the fake post is clicked, potential victims will be taken to the fraudulent website. The website is being used in phishing and scamming campaigns which are setup by cybercriminals that actively lure unaware users into traps that claim to offer vouchers.

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  • June 15, 2022 at 5:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Salford, England, United Kingdom

    Received it from a friend - this one was for a Screwfix DeWalt drill. Clicked the link and answered the 5 quick questions (no personal data in these). I then started clicking the boxes and realized that the web address had .ru un it so stopped and exited immediately.

    I've since run an Avast AV scan and it came up clean. Hope that means I've not picked up any spyware?

  • June 14, 2022 at 4:06 AM by an anonymous user from: Salford, England, United Kingdom

    I clicked it as it was sent to me by my friend on WhatsApp- thought it was suss, so closed down and haven’t given any information - anything else I need to do on my phone?

    • June 14, 2022 at 5:06 AM by an anonymous user from: Weavering, Maidstone, England, United Kingdom

      I did a factory reset and malware scan on mine - might have been over the top, but as nobody has said yet where the scam is (is it phishing or is the webpage infectious?) I didn't want to take any chances.

  • June 13, 2022 at 4:54 PM by an anonymous user from: Dublin 24, Dublin, Ireland

    I answered the questions it said I won the gift of the beers and I passed it on to lots of my friends. I really don't know what to do next,I am normally so good at not clicking into these scams please help

    • June 14, 2022 at 12:52 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

      After you shared the links, did you have to give them details for delivery of fictitious prize?

    • June 13, 2022 at 5:40 PM by info

      Once you didn't give them your banking or other sensitive information, you should be ok.

  • June 13, 2022 at 1:54 PM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    I hit 'back' after I clicked the link and the web page said my device had a virus and a link to resolve - which I didn't do and just closed the page and ran a malware scan. So perhaps the scam is that it tries to make you think you've got a virus and give them your bank details to fix it? Or do they ask for some kind of payment for the delivery of the non existent prize?

  • June 13, 2022 at 11:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Almondsbury, Bristol, England, United Kingdom

    The scam asks to share amongst 5 groups or 20 contacts then fill in delivery details. A bar fills up after each share, but 5 shares fulfil 75%, tempting you to share more. Various websites say if you click (which I did), disconnect and run a virus check

  • June 13, 2022 at 10:56 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    I clicked the link, stupidly. I then shut it down but I'm now thinking that they can steal details of finial apps etc. Can they?

    • June 13, 2022 at 11:52 AM by an anonymous user from: Digbeth, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

      Nooo ...

      • June 15, 2022 at 3:09 AM by an anonymous user from: Weavering, Maidstone, England, United Kingdom

        Could the link have put malware on the phone?

        • June 15, 2022 at 6:25 AM by info

          It is possible, but you would have been prompt with a message asking you to download and install the malicious app.

          • June 15, 2022 at 11:07 AM by an anonymous user from: Weavering, Maidstone, England, United Kingdom

            Thanks. I saw a comment on Facebook from someone who said they were asked to pay a couple of quid for something when claiming the "prize" - so I think that's the scam, not to infect devices.

  • June 13, 2022 at 5:11 AM by an anonymous user from: Weavering, Maidstone, England, United Kingdom

    Colleague sent it to me, and I said it looked suspicious. How does the scam work though? Do they ask for some kind of payment so they get your details?

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