KARACHI: A scam related to Women’s Day with a chance to win a free chicken bucket from KFC is circulating on social media all over the world.
The only requirement was that users share the same offer to their contacts on WhatsApp or any group on WhatsApp for a number of times to fill up a bar. When a user opened a link it would lead you to a webpage consisting of 9 boxes that would contain a ‘free meal’.
Upon two tries the user would normally fail and would receive the ‘free meal’ in his or her third try. The webpage would then congratulate you and you would be further prompted to share the same offer to any of your contacts or groups on WhatsApp.
This is to be done nearly 10 times until the progress bar is completely filled. Once the progress bar has been completely filled, a ‘continue’ button will be highlighted. Upon pressing the button, it will lead you to a dead-end that has nothing but hidden malware.
This scam has been specifically designed for smartphones as most devices do not contain an antimalware application. The malware application would detect it as ‘Script: SNH-gen [Trj]’.
KFC Malaysia, in this regard, has issued a warning about scammers using a survey link with the company’s name and logo to trick people into giving away their personal data to a fake website.