"How about these fridges? They are giving them away for free." "Have you seen how beautiful these refrigerators that Coca Cola is giving us ?" Thus, with everything and its errata, comes the message that has been circulating the most on Spanish WhatsApp in recent weeks. " Coca Cola gift , exclusive Polar Bear fridge ", announces the promotion, "winter has arrived. A moment of union and of staying strong".
Well, neither winter nor Coca Cola fridge . By following the link, you are notified that there are only 588 refrigerators left, and to get them you have to click Start and answer three questions. Finally, the promotion is asked to be shared with Whastapp contacts and groups "until the bottom bar is filled", and it is promised that the fridge "is ready to ship".
All lie. It is not only a hoax, but also a dangerous one. The system of this false promotion is phishing , a scam technique that seeks to get hold of your data. A good way to avoid falling into this type of cheating is to look at the url, it is easy to detect that it is not official. In this case, the .ru domain cannot attract more attention.
It is not the first time that the warning about a similar false promotion has been raised. Already in 2017 the national police came out to deny a hoax of Coca Cola refrigerators : "They want your data, sneak malware , subscribe to premium services."
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