WhatsApp warning – new subscription “competition” in South Africa

A new WhatsApp subscription “competition” has surfaced in South Africa, as spotted by a MyBroadband forum member.

A message appears in your WhatsApp inbox which links to a “Facebook page” – this page then gives you the chance to win a prize by spinning a wheel.

After spinning the wheel a couple times, you “win” a Samsung Galaxy S6. This takes you to a new page, where to claim your prize you have to “share” your result 10 times.

Clicking the “continue” link after sharing your result takes you to a new page where you are told your prize has been reserved.

To claim the reserved Galaxy S6, you have to enter your cellphone number and click “Yes, I want”, with regards to the prize.

This then takes you to a new screen which informs you an SMS will be sent to your phone – you are instructed to reply “yes” to this SMS.

The terms and conditions of replying “yes” to the SMS – you are now subscribed to a R7-a-day service.

The screenshots below shows you which pages to watch out for.

Spin the wheel page
Spin the wheel page
Share page
Share page
Claim your prize page
Claim your prize page

The terms and conditions of the competition are reproduced below.

Subscription Service R7/day
Win24 Service is subscription service available to users from South Africa only. THIS IS NOT A CASHPRIZE. By subscribing to the service you are declaring to be 18+, accepting terms and conditions and to receive free promotional messages about this and related services operated by content provider. To deactivate the service, send STOP to 39866. If you have any queries about our service please contact our Support Officer at [email protected]. General Terms & Conditions. Allied Pacific Ltd., www.allied-p.com, Support line: support: 0115074630, T&C. Extra network charges may apply.

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