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Scam Alert : Toyota 80th Anniversary Celebration!

Scam Alert : Toyota 80th Anniversary Celebration!

Watch out for the Toyota 80th Anniversary Celebration scam, and the fake giveaway of a Toyota Corolla!

Find out why it is a SCAM, and please alert your family and friends!

 

Scam Alert : Toyota 80th Anniversary Celebration!

This is the link that has gone viral on WhatsApp, claiming to offer you a chance to win a Toyota Corolla during the Toyota 80th Anniversary Celebration!

It’s just a scam, so we added that overlay to prevent it from being further abused.

Please DO NOT CLICK on the link, or proceed with the “contest”.

 

Why Toyota 80th Anniversary Celebration Contest Is A Scam!

For those of you who are wondering – how do you know it’s a scam, here are the facts…

Fact #1 : The Link Is Not Legitimate

If you look at the URL – the link – it goes to http://1s7wttd.nodxteh.cn.

It is obviously not a Toyota-related link, but an unrelated Chinese-registered (.cn) domain.

A real Toyota campaign would use the official Toyota website or Facebook / Twitter page, not a Chinese domain with å weird, random link.

In addition, it is not an SSL-encrypted link, which would start with https://. While not a hallmark of a scam link, legitimate websites will use SSL-encrypted links (with https, not http)

When you see such links, DO NOT CLICK on them.

Fact #2 : Toyota’s 80th Anniversary Was In 2017

Toyota was established on 28 August 1937. They celebrated their 80th anniversary in 2017, and will be 85 years old in 2022.

This is not only a scam, it’s an old scam – it probably started in 2017 and has been refreshed every few months for the last 5 years!

Here was the official 28 August 2017 tweet by the Toyota Motor Corp.

Fact #3 : Toyota Is In The Business Of Selling Cars

Toyota is in the business of SELLING CARS, not giving them away.

Why on Earth would they give away cars to celebrate their 80th anniversary? Think about that.

They are a business, not a charity! They may give you a special discount, or launch a special edition of a Toyota car, but they will NOT give anyone a free car.

Not surprisingly, they did NOT give away a single car when they celebrated their 80th anniversary in 2017!

Fact #4 : The Page Has So Many Troubling Clues

If you click on the link, you will be led to this page, claiming you will get a free gift with Toyota… and a chance to win a Toyota Corolla.

The page is full of grammatical mistakes – something an actual Toyota website would not have.

On top of that, why would Toyota give you a Corolla for answering simple questions like “Do you know Toyota?” Seriously…

And below that is a list of comments by people who claimed to have won the Toyota Corolla. Do you really believe that Toyota is giving away so many cars?

Try clicking on their names, and nothing happens. Nothing happens either if you click to Like. So where are the likes coming from?

They are all FAKE COMMENTS. If you check the code, you can see that both the comments and pictures were manually inserted.

Fact #5 : You Will Always Win The Car

You can try the contest any number of times, and you will ALWAYS win the car.

Why? Because the next step involves you sharing this with 5 groups or 20 friends on WhatsApp!

So no matter how many times you participate, you will ALWAYS win the free Toyota Corolla. Do you think that’s the case with a real contest?

This is a SCAM. DO NOT SHARE and do NOT proceed beyond this page.

Fact #6 : There Are Tons Of Similar Scams

This is not a unique scam, and it pays to understand that this is really a common online scam.

There are tons of similar “anniversary scams”, some of which I debunked earlier :

These “anniversary scams” keep cropping up because they are very lucrative for scammers.

No matter how many times they recycle the same scams, or create new variants, people keep falling for them!

So please SHARE this scam alert, and WARN your family and friends!

 

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The 2018 Lexus LS 500 Revealed! (With Video Tour)

Last week, Lexus launched their latest luxury sedan – the Lexus LS 500 – at the St. Regis Kuala Lumpur. Let Chief Engineer Toshio Asahi show you why the fifth-generation Lexus LS represents Lexus’ boldest move in design language, and on-road performance.

Don’t forget to check out our 18-minute tour of the Lexus LS 500 as well!

 

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 Luxury Sedan

The Lexus principles are succinctly expressed in a single word – Omotenashi, the Japanese spirit of hospitality. That is what sets their cars apart from the competition – they are more than just a means of transportation.

Chief Engineer Toshio Asahi and Chief Designer Koichi Suga enlisted the expertise of Japan’s master craftsmen in creating the fifth-generation Lexus LS. Beyond horsepower and torque, the 2018 Lexus LS 500 ensconces its occupants in a luxurious space rich in Takumi craftsmanship.

Performance & Handling

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 blends a coupe-like chassis with the spaciousness of a luxury sedan. It is built on the same high-performance platform as the Lexus LC series, and features an all-new 3.5L twin turbo V6 engine, the world’s first 10-speed automatic transmission in its class, and the most advanced Lexus dynamic control system.

Safety

The flagship 2018 Lexus LS 500 boasts a portfolio of active safety technologies to support the driver’s awareness and decision-making under a variety of traffic conditions and contingencies. Included in the Lexus Safety System is the Pre-collision Safety System, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist, Dynamic Radar with Adaptive Cruise Control and Automatic High Beam System.

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Takumi Craftsmanship

Takumi craftsmen in Lexus have artfully fashioned an interior that features origami-inspired handcrafted pleats, ambient lighting reminiscent of Japanese lanterns, ornamentation based on traditional Japanese Kiriko glass techniques, and the Art Wood grain pattern trim.

Mark Levinson Audio

Omotenashi is also expressed through the Mark Levinson audio package developed specifically for the Lexus LS 500. It  features Quantum Logic Immersion Technology that employs 23 speakers and a 16-channel amplifier to deliver a concert hall-like listening experience.

 

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 Models

For the Malaysian market, three variants of the LS are available – the LS 500 Luxury, LS 500 Executive and LS 500h Executive with a Lexus Hybrid Drive. Customers have a choice of up to 11 exterior colours and 6 interior colours/trims (depending on variant).

The paint finishes include two new colours specifically to showcase the bodylines.

  • Manganese Luster adds a highly reflective layer of paint on a base coat with muted brightness as a way of highlighting the shine and expressing a dramatic play of bright and dark, light and shadow.
  • Sonic Agate is a passionate red, but with a deep, rich tone that also expresses dignity and prestige.

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