It has been a while since Huawei launched its smartphones in India. The company’s last flagship device launched in India was the Huawei P30 Pro in 2019. However, an alleged Amazon offer has been circulating on the web claiming to reward a free Huawei Mate 40 Pro. The device was launched last year in China. The company has not launched its phones in India owing to the unavailability of Google Mobile Services (GMS) after its US Ban. A new report claims that this offer is fake and is being run likely to collect user information. Let’s take a look at the fake Huawei Mate 40 Pro offer details floating on social media.
Is Amazon gifting a free Huawei Mate 40 Pro on its 30th anniversary in India? No
In case you come across an Amazon link claiming to provide free gifts to 100 random users, do not click on it. According to a new report, the link is fake and only collects the user’s personal information.
When a user clicks on the link, they are redirected to a page that looks a lot like Amazon. The page claims to offer random gifts to 100 random users on account of Amazon’s 30th anniversary, including the Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G. For the uninitiated, the smartphone never made it to India as it does not come with GMS.
Users are required to take part in a survey and fill in personal details like their name, address, etc. However, when NewsMeter got into the minute details, it was found that the page is fake. The report states that despite the notice of 100 winners, the survey could be taken over and over again. At the end of every round, it followed the same pattern and a winner was announced at every second chance of the trial.
It also asked users to share the link on various WhatsApp groups. We have seen a similar pattern carried in various scams. Amazon denied hosting any such survey and asked users to be aware of such links and scams.
It is best to avoid clicking on such links. They offer nothing in return and only collect your personal information. The best way to verify authenticity is to check the URL and find spelling mistakes.