Have you recently find the following type of post?
“ALDI FREE Hamper For Everyone. ALDI is going to celebrate its 75th anniversary on March 23, 2021, and In order to help our loyal customers every single person who has shared & commented before 11PM Monday will be sent one of these hampers containing a $75 ALDI gift-card plus surprises that will make your heart flutter!”al
If you have found a social media post similar to the above example, you should know that is a phishing post with the intention to scam you. That’s why you should not click any link provided on such posts, or download anything by visiting the website from such posts, or share and comment on such posts, or follow any instruction provided on such posts.
You may also find slightly different kinds of social media posts but if those posts look similar to the above example, then you should avoid such posts.
If you ever get confused and want to know either such posts are scam or legit, then you can contact the respective companies by directly going through their official website. For example, if you find such posts in the name of ALDI, then you should contact ALDI to confirm the legitimacy of such posts.
The main motive of these kinds of fraudulent posts is to steal your personal information which they will try to do in the following ways:
- By asking you to click the malicious link provided on such posts which can hack your device.
- By tricking you to submit your credentials on the clone sites that look exactly similar to the renowned legit sites but with different domain names.
- By asking you to reply to them or call them back directly.
- so on.
Now you may be thinking about what they will do with your personal information, right? Well, they can sell that to third parties and make money out of that. If they got your credit card information or other payment processor details, they can directly steal your money.
Another motive of these kinds of fake social media posts is to increase the followers on the relative social media page. Once they get lots of followers, they will rename the page and will sell that to third parties or use that to promote their products.
Now you know that the social media posts claiming ALDI is giving away $75 ALDI gift-card plus surprises are nothing other than scam posts. So, if you want to make your friends and families aware of this scam, then please feel free to share this post through your social media accounts.
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