According to a post that is currently being shared on Facebook, Honda is giving away 372 Activa 5G scooters as a means of celebrating its 72nd anniversary.
The post, which features the Honda Wings logo, urges you to hurry up and click to get your free scooter.
However, the post is yet another Facebook giveaway scam. It has no connection to Honda and those who participate have no chance whatsoever of getting a free scooter.
If you click on the post, you will be redirected to one of a variety of dodgy websites.
One common destination is a scam website that tries to get you to sign up to a free video streaming service. To get the supposedly free service, the site insists that you provide your credit card details, ostensibly as a means of validating your account.
Many people have reported that their credit cards have been charged for unauthorised “premium” services after signing up on one of these dodgy video streaming websites. Any company that uses such deceptive tactics to promote its services certainly should not be trusted with your personal and financial information.
Alternatively, you may be redirected to a dodgy website that tries to get you to install a suspect browser extension. Once installed, the extension will hijack your browser and replace your default search engine with its own.
Other versions may take you to various scam websites that promise the chance to win further prizes in exchange for providing your personal details.
But, no matter what site you are redirected to, you will never get to claim the promised scooter. No scooters are being given away.
If this post hits your Facebook News Feed, don’t be tempted to participate. Don’t click and, if possible, inform the person who posted it that the giveaway is a scam.
A screenshot of the scam post:
A screenshot of the scam website entry point: