g15grw Forumite Posts: 142
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A scammer has copied the site for this competition https://www.facebook.com/KerekiaScents/photos/a.126011102279487/365489064998355 and is asking for personal information, sending friend requests and giving false information about the competition.


  • mjm3346
    mjm3346 Forumite Posts: 46,596
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    Not unusual with some FB comps and I think it goes on with INSTA as well
  • Ms_Dee
    Ms_Dee Forumite Posts: 7,736
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    This happens on most competitions via Facebook or Instagram, it has occasionally happened on Twitter too.

    Make sure you are messaged by the official page - most pages on instagram, the page is called something slightly different, so an extra letter or a capital i instead of an L.

    A company hosting a competition is very unlikely to add you as a friend or follow you on a different page to announce the winner.

    A lot of these comment on your comment saying you won, again, double check it is the actual official page.

    If you have to click a link to claim your prize or give any details, other than your address, it is unlikely to be real. 
    NEVER give away personal details like your mother's maidan name, first pet or the three digits on the back of your card.

    The only things official companies should need is your address to post things, sometimes your phone number for postage reasons too. Your date of birth. If they need to pay you money into your account, you only need to give your sort code and account number.

    Check you actually entered the competition too and the terms and conditions, if they ask for anything out of the ordinary. 
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.
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