Toyota PH warns public about 80th anniversary promo scam

Updated Jun 14, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Clicking the promo link exposes your personal info and data.

Japanese car brand Toyota was first founded in 1937 and has been competing strongly in the automotive industry for 83 years now. In today’s time, Toyota is known to be one of the leading automotive companies in the world alongside other car brands such as VolkswagenFord, among others.

Toyota Corolla Altis front view

The promo scam even offers a free car

Unfortunately, there are currently many online scammers that are taking advantage of Toyota’s milestone by offering fake promos, saying that the deals are part of the car brand’s 80th anniversary. The said fake promos offer free gifts and give chance to win a Toyota vehicle for free by simply registering to their link.

As such, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), the official business unit of Toyota in the country, advised everyone to avoid clicking on the links about an 80th anniversary promo. The messages are being passed on over social media platforms and communication apps, asking for personal and private information so the gifts or promising prizes can be sent.

“Recipients are strongly advised not to click on the link and to refrain from forwarding the message. The message leads to a deceptive website that will attempt to steal personal information and data,” said TMP in a statement.

Toyota Motor Philippines advisory

Be advised

For those who have already engaged with the online scam, TMP encourages them to change the passwords of registered accounts and activate a 2-factor authentication to avoid possible loss in their accounts. TMP added that the company and its dealer network do not ask for any private information through unauthorized channels.

The ‘Toyota’s 80th anniversary promo’ scam is, however, not only circulating in the country. It is also experienced by internet users around the world. With that being said, official Toyota business units from different countries have also rolled out advisories and warnings to prevent car buyers from clicking on the unauthorized promo link.

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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