FACTLY has received a message on its Whatsapp number from many users asking to check the authenticity of the message that ‘Honda’ is giving away 372 free ‘Activa 5G’ Scooters on the eve of the company’s 72nd Anniversary. The users are asked to avail themselves of the offer by clicking on the link given in that message. The same message (archived) is also being shared on Facebook. Let’s check to what extent it is true.
Claim: ‘Honda’ is giving away 372 free ‘Activa 5G’ Scooters on the eve of the company’s 72nd Anniversary.
Fact: ‘Honda’ company is not giving any free scooters. The message is just a giveaway ‘scam’. So, those who participate in the scheme by clicking the link will not get any free scooter. Hence, the claim is FALSE.
The message says that ‘Honda’ is giving away 372 free ‘Activa 5G’ Scooters on the eve of the company’s 72nd Anniversary and the scooter can be obtained by clicking on the link ‘activa.specialoffer.xyz’.
Hints that the message is just a ‘scam’:
- The official website address of Honda two-wheelers in India is ‘https://www.honda2wheelersindia.com/’, but the URL in the post is different.
- No matter how many times the URL (activa.specialoffer.xyz) is opened, it always displays the number of remaining scooters as 265.
- When you answer three simple questions, the text congratulating that the user has won a free Honda Activa 5G Scooter and that he/she has to share the message with 20 contacts so as to get the scooter delivered in two days is displayed. This is generally the way, the fake website works
Also, it can be found that a similar message – ‘300 Free Honda Activa 5G Scooters to celebrate DIWALI’ went viral in October 2019.
To conclude, the news that ‘Honda’ is giving away 372 free ‘Activa 5G’ Scooters on its 72nd Anniversary is fake.
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