On July 13th, 2022, the Facebook page ‘Beko Geori’ published a post announcing that lucky Facebook users will receive refrigerators as gifts for Beko’s 36th anniversary. The post also mentions that the refrigerator will be given as a gift to those Facebook users who share the information and write the word “ready” in the comments section. According to the post, the winners will receive the refrigerators at the specified address the very next day. In addition, the post features a link where Facebook users must register and enter their personal data.
The fake page is disseminating information in the name of the company “BEKO”, aiming to mislead social media users and obtain their personal information. The official Facebook page of “Beko” mentions that a fake page is operating in the name of the company and “Beko” will is not giving out gifts for the anniversary.
The official Facebook page of “Beko” in Georgia responded to the information spread on Facebook. The statement released by the company mentions that a fake page was created under the name of “Beko” and it aims to mislead Facebook users.
Notably, the Facebook page Beko Geori was created on July 13th, 2022, and has published only two posts as of today. One promises refrigerators to users, and the second is an update of the profile photo.
When clicking on the link indicated in the post, one finds the following text: “Congratulations, we have chosen you to win a refrigerator from BEKO.” In addition, there is a registration button on the website where users have to enter their personal data.
Information about the company and other details are not specified on the website, which raises the suspicion that it is created by cyber crooks and aims to obtain the personal data of Internet users fraudulently.
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