Prank―Free 25GB 4G Internet
Over the past few months, I’ve published articles to expose many of such internet pranks (including hoaxes). Today, I’m publishing this article to expose another internet service prank that has been circulated for some time now―Free 25GB 4G internet activation.
What actually goes on in this “game” and what are the tricks involved? Well, read on:
- This is about a said free 25GB 4G internet data activation, as the title suggests, where a user has to share a message (link) with friends on 10 WhatsApp groups (minimum) as a form of invitation. The said invitation is said to be a means of checking traffic but it’s just a way of driving traffic to an advertising site to help the greedy publishers earn at the expense of the “not-smart” internet users.
- There’s a number verification but any number goes (non-mobile formats too): You know what? I love to “play” online, so I entered “88888888888888888….” and there wasn’t anything of a verification (or I don’t know if “888888…” is a new trend of mobile number). See image >>here
- Then after the fake number verification comes the Step two―WhatsApp number verification. The user is required to share the link to ten (10) WhatsApp groups. But the trick is that there is no unique web app to check that, what they count is actually the number of taps (clicks) for the “SHARE ON WHATSAPP” button. You can always play around too. Just hit the share button and wait for the WhatsApp interface to appear (Chat Groups Contacts) and go back, don’t even select a group to share, once you tap their share button, they’ve counted it already.
- After sharing the link, comes the final stage where you are forced to download apps and enter your mobile number for service subscription (you don’t know it’s a paid subscription you are getting into and you will pay the price later if you do). This is what goes on in all of such prank games. There’s nothing for you to activate and at the end of the day, “It’s Just another Prank!”
- Oh! Before I forget, let me tell you this too: I had a MacAfee Site Security alert that advised me to close the page because of security issues related to the external links included in the content of the said 25GB 4G Free Internet. I don’t think this is how you want to get swept, or do you? (check the screenshots on the next page)
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