[Scam Alert] GroupMe Gift Giveaway / iPad Raffle Scams

    GroupMe Scams

    Receive messages on GroupMe that say you’ve won an Apple iPad Pro? Be careful of the GroupMe raffle scam! Here’s how the scam unfolds:

    Scammers contact you via GroupMe, telling you that you could have a chance to win some super expensive products like Apple iPad Pros, iPhone 13, or Apple TVs to try to trick you into clicking on the phishing link:

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    Congratulation! You are one of the 100 users we have selected to try to win the Apple iPad Pro & Magic Keyboard + Apple TV 12 months. Receive Now: iPad[.]myluckyday[.]site/ Hurry up to pick up your prize today!

    Once clicked on, the link will take you to a fake GroupMe page that hosts an online survey:

    As mentioned above, after you finish the questionnaire, you are guaranteed a gift and asked to enter personal information to get it:

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    Before you can receive the gift, you have to pay for the delivery by entering credit card information. Scammers, of course, will record all your credentials and use it for identity thefts. Don’t fall for it!

    How to Protect Yourself

    • Double-check the sender’s mobile number/email address.
    • Free gifts or prizes are always a major red flag!
    • Reach out to GroupMe’s customer service directly for help and support, or report abuse to help more people.
    • NEVER click links or attachments from unknown sources. Use Trend Micro Check to detect scams with ease!

    1. After you’ve pinned the Trend Micro Check browser extension, it will block dangerous sites for you automatically:

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    2. Send links or screenshots of suspicious text messages to Trend Micro Check on WhatsApp for immediate scam detection.

    Don’t forget to add an extra layer of protection to your device with Trend Micro Maximum Security! It includes Web Threat Protection, Ransomware Protection, Anti-phishing, and Anti-spam Protection to help you combat scams and cyberattacks. Click the button below to give it a try:

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