This Viral WhatsApp Message About Free RM500 Starbucks Vouchers Might Be A Scam

Even the URL looks suspicious already.

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Starbucks Malaysia: Do not fall for RM500 voucher scam

Starbucks Malaysia has clarified on its Facebook page that the promotion is not an official promotion by Starbucks Malaysia, and has cautioned the public to not fall for the scam

18 AUG, 1:17PM: Have you been receiving a particular WhatsApp message from your family members or friends about getting free RM500 Starbucks vouchers just by completing a survey?

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Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? This looks like one of those 'Share and Win' scams, so we decided to put the "survey" to the test.

Once you click on the link from the WhatsApp message, you will be directed to a website asking you to take a 1-minute survey in order to get the RM500 Starbucks vouchers.

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After you have answered the 4 questions, you will be asked to share the same message to 10 friends in order to get the Starbucks vouchers

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If you scroll further down the page, you will see some Facebook comments from users that testified about receiving the Starbucks vouchers

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Finally, after sharing the message, you will have to enter your name and email address, after which you will receive an email from "Jane from mykupon Malaysia" with a bunch of random URLs included

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A quick check at the browser history will tell you that you have been redirected to several pages at the end of the whole process

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Many have taken to leaving messages on Starbucks Malaysia's official Facebook page to get clarification on the matter, but the coffee chain has yet to respond to the queries

It is highly likely that this survey is a "Share and Win" scam which may potentially put your personal information at risk online.

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