$2 to buy a mobile phones

Translate from Lianhe Zaobao Dated 2019年6月26日 3:30 AM

The report claims that the mobile phone giant is running an online promotion, and the public can snap up a brand-new phone by simply filling in the email address and paying $2.

The report even interviewed “lucky winner” who claimed that they had received a new phone after paying $2.

Wu Chao Qun,45, an internal auditor, was one of the readers who reported the matter to this newspaper. As he browsed the Facebook last Thursday, he saw such paid promotional posts with a sensational headline claiming that the public could buy mobile phones at low prices.

“I clicked on it and read it, and I was surprised to see the article using the sign of the “Lianhe Zaobao” Post. Although the content of the article is fake at first glance, I am still worried that some elderly people will be convinced because they see the logo of the “Lianhe Zaobao”.

Another member of the public, Chen Shun Zhong (taxi driver), was nearly fooled. He said he was curious to try when he visited a similar site on Friday (21st) because it appeared to quote the “Lianhe Zaobao”.

After he entered the promotion page, he filled in the credit card details, which went on to show an IQ test questions. Chen Shun Zhong founded something wrong, hastened to contact the bank, write off the existing credit card. Fortunately, the bank confirmed after enquiries that there were no suspicious transactions on the credit card, but for security reasons, he was still processed for a new card.

Chen Shun Zhong said that he read the “Lianhe Zaobao” every day, and that the newspaper didn’t send out similar news, so he was able to confirm that the article on the website was false.

The “Lianhe Zaobao” is a newspaper owned by Singapore Press Holdings, Chinese Media Group. The Group was informed about this about two weeks ago and has so far received reports from about 10 readers. zaobao.sg also warned the public not to be fooled through its Facebook pages on the 11th and 23rd of this month.

The post read: “We have recently received a reader’s notice that we have seen articles and advertisements with the logo of the “Lianhe Zaobao” on Facebook. The “Lianhe Zaobao” or zaobao.sg have not authorized the logo on these sites, imploring readers not to believe it or not to click.

数网站冒用早报标志骗信用卡资料 公众不要上当

来自 / 联合早报 发布 / 2019年6月26日 3:30 AM

数个网站冒用《联合早报》标志刊登虚假报道,声称公众能以低价购得崭新手机,误导他们填写信用卡资料,至今已有10人向本报举报。

据读者分享的截图,这类网站会在文章内附上《联合早报》的标志,让人误以为这是一篇真实报道。

以“2元买手机”好康为饵 还有“幸运儿”专访报道
报道声称,有手机巨头在举办网络促销活动,公众只须填写电邮地址和支付2元,就能抢购到一台崭新手机。

报道甚至访问了其他“幸运儿”,声称他们在支付2元后,果真收到新手机。

内部审计师吴超群(45岁)是其中一位向本报举报此事的读者。他上周四(20日)在浏览面簿时,看到这类付费推广的贴文,标题耸动,声称公众能以低价购得手机。

“我点击进去阅读,很惊讶看到文章冒用《联合早报》的标志。虽然文章内容一看就是假的,但我还是担心有年长者会因为看到《联合早报》的标志而信以为真。”

另一名公众陈顺忠(德士司机)就差点上当。他说,上周五(21日)浏览类似网站时,因网站似乎引用了《联合早报》的报道,他才好奇试一试。

他在进入促销页面后,填写了信用卡资料,页面却接着显示一道IQ测试题。陈顺忠这才发觉不对劲,赶紧与银行联络,注销现有信用卡。所幸银行经查询后确认信用卡没有出现可疑交易,但为安全起见,仍为他办理一张新卡。

陈顺忠说,他每天阅读《联合早报》,而报章从未刊登类似新闻,他因此得以肯定上述网站的文章是假的。

《联合早报》是新加坡报业控股华文媒体集团旗下报章。集团在约两周前获知此事,至今已接到约10名读者的举报。zaobao.sg也曾在本月11日和23日,通过其面簿页提醒公众不要上当。

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