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Milka warns before raffle fake – WhatsApp message becomes data

The chocolate brand Milka warns its customers in front of a raffle. Behind it is a three-star fraud mesh.

Dortmund – who receives a WhatsApp message with the image of a Milka Easter meadow in the next few days, should look more accurate. Because how the chocolate brand warns on your website, the supposed Easter raffle is a brilliant fake. With the fraud mesh, the senders of the message can gain access to sensitive mobile phone data, as Heidelberg24 * reports.

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In the fake raffle that is currently commonly spread over WhatsApp *, it is according to reporting the _ picture_ around a picture in the famous Milka purple. On a green meadow several Milka products are mapped, the sentence “Let us make Easter Zarter”. The raffle promise: 5,000 free Easter baskets of the cult chocolate brand – including conspicuous grammar mistakes.

But WhatsApp users click on the link in the message awaits a nasty Easter surprise. The link is a click bait, which, according to the official Milka page, only pursue the purpose of pursuing “personal data”. A warning of the other kind has released chocolate competitor ferrero – with several children’s chocolate products there is salmonella suspicion.

Milka warns of WhatsApp scam: raffle action “not from our house”

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“In different media consumers are often pointed to wrong milka competitions! These are click baits that transition into a raffle, “writes Milka in the warning on the website. The supposed raffle action comes “not from our house”, the brand Milka is in no connection with these sweepstakes.

The fake-WhatsApp is a common fraud in the Internet *. With the so-called “phishing” method, the scammers try to “fish” according to the data of their victims. Again and again there are warnings * of such kind. Who clicks on the supposed Milka-Link and leaves his data for the fake competition, leaves the perpetrators valuable information.

Milka warning: Fraudulent phishing mesh victims give sensitive data

The data obtained can use the scammers, for example, to gain access to the online accounts of their victim – for example, to the bank account. Frequently, the “fished” data will also be resold in the Darknet. “In the worst case, your device can be taken over,” explains an IT expert in this context to the _ image_. Also identity theft is conceivable with the personal information.

Milka advises its customers in this context to always pay attention to whether there are additions such as participation conditions, privacy policy and imprint in a raffle. Also on the sender one should pay attention – in this case, for example, the Milka Group Mondelez. “If the sender is not MONDELEZ, information is not clear or missing, we are clearly advised by the delivery of personal data!” _ * Heidelberg24 is like Milka Easter is a part of the editorial network of ips.media._

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