A scam is using the Chat to be adopted: the user is able to send a message to five people, the layout of the current, in order to be able to register on a web site that promises to bottles of free alcohol gel at ab inbev. The company says that this is not correct, and that the alcohol should be devoted entirely to the public sector hospitals, in the battle of the Covid-a 19-a disease caused by a coronavirus.
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It all starts with a message in the Chat saying the following: “at ab inbev is rolling out for free to more than 1 million units of alcohol gel to hospitals, and the population of the entire country; the company has set up a web site so that interested parties can look up the points of the distribution closest to your address”.
At the end of the message there is a link to ambev.reIacionamento[.]com. Note that the keyword in the URL, it’s “reiacionamento, but with the capital letter I to resemble the letter L. It will take the user to the following link: ambev.official congress[.]with that, again, replacing L by R in upper case.
The web site displays a padlock in the address bar, as it has an HTTPS certificate that is issued for free by Let’s Encrypt. It may be technically sound, the data travels in encrypted form but it is misleading.
The Site asks the user to send the stream to a Chat
“The battle of the coronavirus! We are giving away over 1 million units of Alcohol in a bottle in the Hospital and in the general Population!”, it says the site is fake. First, you have to type in your ZIP code to check in “points of distribution” is the most close to; after this, you need to register.
“To do your registration and then generate a Unique Password for the withdrawal of the alcohol in the gel, just spread our campaign to your friends and contacts on the Chat!”, it explains on the page. When I click on “Start”, you will be taken to WhatsApp to send a message of power to the people.
When you return to the web browser, the web site stresses that “you need to get out to at least the 05 users to be able to move forward.” There is a section for comments and stimulating to the user, saying, “it really is, then sharing works. By following the entire process, you will arrive at a page that you should refer to the registration form.
In spite of this, a button that opens a blog post about the alcohol in the gel to the ab inbev wondering if this is a marketing campaign”. The text goes on to say in bold type that it “will not be awarded with gifts or free sample, as has been said, by the social networks! The only hospital to receive the alcohol-gel, gel!”.
The official twitter account of the ab inbev stated on Twitter that “the production of the alcohol in the gel will be 100% allocated to the public hospital of são paulo, Rio and Brasília. The company asks you to take care of the link and not end up falling into a dash. The fake site will not request personal information beyond a ZIP code.
Ambev announced that on Tuesday (the 17th), which will distribute in march, to a total of 500 thousand bottles of alcohol gel, 5 thousand units for each public hospital in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasilia, the areas most affected by the pandemic of the coronavirus. The company turned to the production lines of its brewery in the city of Piraí (RJ), to produce the alcohol in the gel, is filled in the PET bottles commonly used for drinks.
Worked: Angel Cruz, Cossetti.