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 Volkswagen, Ford, among others.
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.
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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