Another scam is targeting netizens, this time claiming fast food giant Jollibee is hosting a “lucky draw” for P7,000 in line with its “44th anniversary.” The links, circulating on Facebook (FB) and FB Messenger, lead to bogus websites.
VERA Files Fact Check debunked a scam with the same modus earlier this month. (Read ‘Petron’ 7k anniversary giveaway is FAKE)
Since January up till now, FB netizens have been sharing the links and posting screenshots of the “giveaway” to either win, warn others, or ask if there is such a promotion.
The fake websites bear the title: “Jollibee 44th Anniversary Lucky Draw.”
Similar to the Petron giveaway scam, netizens must answer questionnaires, play interactive games, share the links and enter their home addresses to “get the prize.”
Last February, Jollibee warned the public against these “fraudulent online promos” that use its trademarks.
The fast food chain further disowned the circulating links in the comments section saying these are not official or affiliated with them. Any official promo announcements are posted on their official websites and social media pages.
The bogus websites bore the domain names: pf7bg.cn, widtco.cyou, hbpnnz.cyou, jokehill.top, akzdyvv.cn, 8yue22.cn, gwxidb.cyou, xoaylrrp.cn, originalintention.top, greedyscrape.cn, 4MRQ1.CYOU, 07XC2S.CYOU, 0AOGAL.CYOU and 03LR6T.CYOU. The first three were also used in the Petron scam.
According to March 16 reports, Jollibee Foods Corp. will open 600 new stores in 2023.
VERA Files Fact Check also flagged previous scams shared via private messaging platforms. (Read Web links to ‘PHLPost’ subsidy a SCAM)