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No, MTN is not giving Valentine’ Gifts

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Claim: A  WhatsApp message claims MTN is offering Gifts for
Valentine. 

 

Beware the claim is a SCAM to trap Social Media Users to spread Misleading Content. 

 

Full Text

Social media users are receiving a promo that MTN is offering data in commemoration of Valentine day, February 14.

 

The message states that MTN is offering a 1 Month special valentine offer of 12GB Data Bonus only for the month of February.

 

The scheme is open to countries were MTN is operating including Germany, and India among others.

 

“Turn it up with love!! Enter your MTN phone number, and we will surprise you with free data.”

 

The post has over 365 thousand comments and 553 shares.

 

MTN Group Limited, formerly M-Cell, is a South African multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African and Asian countries. Its head office is in Johannesburg.

 

Verification

The Stage Media contacted MTN office in Liberia and they responded that the promo is not from them, “It is a scam”.

 

A Google reverse image, Yandex shows that the layout of the MTN promo was previously used in March 2019 to advertise
a mug coffee. .

Verifying further Scam Doc analysis of the MTN promo shows that Domain, owner of the website as unknown with 50 percent rating.

The scoring and indications provided by ScamDoc are calculated via a complex algorithm. They reflect the trust you can give to the website. Please note that ScamDoc site publishers do not influence the rating of a specific domain or url.

Site owners can provide identification information likely to improve the trust score.

Meanwhile, MTN operates in 22 countries including  Afghanistan,
Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast , Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.

MTN is not operating in United Kingdom, Egypt and the United states.

Conclusion

Reverse Image search and Scam Doc analysis reveals that the MTN promo is Scam.

Beware, the message is a intended to trap Social Media Users to continuously share Misleading Content.

 

 

 

 

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