Facebook Messenger win notification - is this a bit odd?

pate-ci0 Posts: 2,562
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edited 8 August 2021 at 4:35PM in Compers chat corner
Got a Message as follows, allegedly from Scottsdale Golf, sounds very dubious to me, particularly with the !!!!!! URL:

Hello... Congratulations !! You have been chosen as today's winner. HUGE GIVEAWAY OUR BIGGEST EVER PRIZE (worth over £4,000) WIN a full set of the limited edition J.Lindeberg clubs (Irons, Wedges, Putter, Bag & more) with same day custom fit and build at our state of the art Performance Centre, plus 1 night stay at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa with a round of golf included To receive your gift, follow the steps below. 1. Register here now (to confirm your name) https://!!!!!!/3xQKV8L 2. Come back here and send the message "DONE". Once done, submit your proof of registration (screenshot). Sign up now !! Don't miss this amazing opportunity. Good luck !!

If you reply, Scottsdalegolf will also be able to call you and see info like your Active Status and when you've read messages.

However, I did enter the Twitter competition 

Any suggestions?


  • mjm3346
    mjm3346 Posts: 46,853
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    edited 8 August 2021 at 5:21PM
    If you entered on twitter did you give your FB details? 

    Ends 30/08 so probably one of the common FB scams

  • gdmoney
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    The competition is also on Facebook.

    But why would they be contacting you now as "Giveaway closes 30/08/21"? There is no mention of a daily winner.

  • Sorry but it's a scam I got it too.  As a general rule anything that asking you Register your details is a scam. if in doubt message the comp runner on Facebook, but i am 100% sure it is a scam. . 

  • Ms_Dee
    Ms_Dee Posts: 7,840
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    One of the ways to figure out if it is a scam or not, is click their name in the message, it should take you to the official page, that you entered on, if not, then it is most likely a scam.
    Also check the competition end date, if it is still active, then again, most likely a scam.
    Most genuine companies will only ever ask for an address or email address to send the information to, if it was a money transfer though, they should only ever need your account number and sort code, NEVER give out the three digits on the back of your card.
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.
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