Fact Check : McDonald’s Malaysia Voucher Giveaway!

Is McDonald’s Malaysia giving away a gift voucher to those who participate in a simple survey?

Find out if this is a genuine offer by McDonald’s Malaysia!

Fact Check : McDonald's Malaysia Voucher Giveaway!

 

McDonald’s Malaysia Voucher Giveaway?

A Facebook page called McDonald’s_MY started advertising a voucher giveaway to celebrate McDonald’s Malaysia’s 38th anniversary.

👋Hello Malaysia👋

McDonald’s priority is our customers.McDonald’s completed 38 years and hear some McDonald’s vouchers so simply visit hear () and enjoy your🍔food.

Enjoy your free McDonald’s 🍔🍟🍔food.

Join us now 👉 https://forms.gle/xxxxxxx and enjoy your food at your place. Get your food when you want where you want

Here is the screenshot of the advertisement, which we placed a SCAM overlay to avoid further misuse.

McDonald's Malaysia Voucher Scam

 

McDonald’s Malaysia Voucher Giveaway : Just Another Scam!

This McDonald’s Malaysia voucher giveaway is just another scam, which the real McDonald’s Malaysia confirmed earlier :

McDonald's Malaysia confirms voucher scam

This is what we recommend you do :

  1. Share this article with your family and friends, so they won’t get cheated.
  2. Click on the advertisement as many times as you can. This will help use up the ad budget they set for the ad campaign.
  3. Report the fake Google survey, by clicking here, and selecting Spam, malware or “phishing” (fake login)
  4. Report the advertisement, by clicking on the menu icon on the upper right side, and selecting Report ad.

Report fake McDonald's Malaysia advertisement

 

McDonald’s Malaysia Voucher Giveaway : Exposing The Scam!

Okay, for those of you who are interested to know the details of this scam, here are the facts…

Fake McDonald’s Malaysia Facebook Page

If you go to its Facebook page, you will note that the name is off – McDonald’s_MY. Also, the page appears to have been created on 7 April 2020.

Compare that to the real McDonald’s Malaysia page (@My.McDonalds) which has a blue verified check mark. You can also see that over 80 million people liked this page.

Fake McDonald’s Malaysia Survey

The survey isn’t the scam. It is the decoy. It’s to trick you into thinking this is a real offer.

The bad grammar should be an obvious clue, as well as using mcd as a short form for McDonald’s Malaysia.

After you click Submit, you will be taken to this page, where you will be redirected to an outside website, where the real scam lies.

The bit.ly link is a shortened link that leaks you to a my.12xlwin7.net page. This is when the real scam starts…

If you proceed, you will be submitting your details to the scammers and their sponsors, which appears to include UNICEF, Your Voice Malaysia and Job-Central Malaysia.

You will also be asked many questions, including your telephone number, your location, and whether you have credit card, etc.

They will also try to trick you into allowing myxlwin to send you push notifications, presumably advertisements from their sponsors.

MyXLWin push notificationAnd after answering many questions, you will be asked to click on four ad banners, in order to get a chance to win a McDonald’s voucher.

As you can probably tell by now, this is just a scam to

  • obtain your personal details, with your permission to give them to their sponsors,
  • conduct a survey for their sponsors,
  • receive your permission to send you more advertisements,
  • trick you into clicking on their sponsor’s advertisements.

Ultimately, you are not going to get any voucher. So don’t waste your time. THIS IS A SCAM, PERIOD!

 

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