Google Chrome will not give away an iPhone, it’s a scam

It is not the first time that this scam attempt appears in which they make us believe that Google Chrome is going to give us an iPhone.

Currently it is an iPhone 8 and it’s that, apparently, we have been chosen at random by Google and we are part of a privileged group of 10 people who will be given a fantastic Apple iPhone 8. As a curiosity, do not forget that Apple is the direct competitor of Google, which can make us suspect that something “fishy” is going on.

Google Chrome no regala un iPhone, es una estafa

“We want to show our gratitude for being a faithful user of Google Chrome! Your IP address 18x.xxx.xx.xx has been selected at random to receive an Apple iPhone 8 completely free …..”

The origin is a pop-up box that appears while we are browsing. Well, when entering a Web page of dubious origin or motivated by any suspicious extension that we have installed in the browser.

It is clearly a scam

At first we are only asked to answer a small survey of several questions related to our opinion about Chrome.

Google Chrome no regala un iPhone, es una estafa

After answering three different questions, a page will open up for us to Claim our prize. But now, that prize appears with a cost of 1 dollar.

Google Chrome no regala un iPhone, es una estafa

If we go ahead, another pop-up box will appear indicating that the gift has already been reserved.

Google Chrome no regala un iPhone, es una estafa

If we accept, we will be taken to a page that has nothing to do with Google or Chrome (see the domain highlighted in red) where they start asking us for personal data.

Google Chrome no regala un iPhone, es una estafa

The only reason they ask us for this information is because they need it to subscribe us to a Premium SMS service. If we give it to them, we will receive one or several daily SMS messages with irrelevant information or simply advertising that will cost us a few euros per month.

In order to maintain legality, this type of service must indicate in its fine print what its purpose is. And so it does. If we read carefully its terms and conditions, we find that it is thus declared. But who reads these long texts of technical verbiage?

Google Chrome no regala un iPhone, es una estafa

If we agree to give our information, we will contract this service and it will cost us a good amount of money at the end of the month. Of course, we will not receive any iPhone as a gift.

But there is more. If after giving our personal data we continue with the process, the system will ask us to pay the necessary dollar to receive our gift. They will ask us for all our credit card information, including the CVV security code.

Google Chrome no regala un iPhone, es una estafa

If we give them, it is possible that our online payment data ends up being used by someone to make purchases on our behalf. Very likely they will end up being sold to the highest bidder on the black market of the deep Internet.

We can verify that there are many users who have suspected the authenticity of the ad, but at the same time have come to believe that it could be true. We just have to review this Chrome help forum in Spanish to see the number of users who ask about this “possible gift”.

What we do not know is how many people must have fallen into the trap without even asking.

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It’s the little chаnges ԝhich ѡill makе the biggest changеѕ.Thanks a lot for sharing!

L

It’s a fraud, I too received the exact same thing but in Spanish since I’m stationed in the Caribbeans. After clicking answering the survey I was led to a payment form and knowing it’s too good to be true led me to read the fine prints, that led me to close the page entirely and walking away from the computer. Don’t sign up for it. Stay curiously smart

TAN

I didnt get any surveys to fill. It juz told me tht I won and just an ok button… then that was it…. this info is usefull. Thx…

Anonymous

I was just about giving my card number before I said I should review it
Of course if it is true.. It will be in the Internet..
Group of scammers

Anonymous

I nearly fell for this scam

C= South Africa

Thank you for this page – it looked so legit on my phone that I nearly fell for it! I hesitated when it came to putting in my credit card details and decided to search if it was a hoax and this page came up. Many thanks

Yasmeen yahaya

I have just faced this too . Today 3rd march 2018 claiming i will get iphone x. In india

bidrohi riju

even i was going to fall for this scam. i immediately searched the internet and after viewing this page i made myself clear of not falling for this types of scams again

Raju

Is ip address has any problem

Qurban Shah

I received a call and massage
Google chrome selected me apple iphone grift
And fill up from.but i do not received. Iphone.

Ayesha

Did You give them your card or cvv

Anonymous

Thank you very much was about to provide my card details

I provided every thing but the asked for me to send the otp I received. That where I stopped

Ayesha

If i give them fake personal information but correct card number and cvv then what would happened

Anonymous

your screwed

As many in the world say ,you can’t get something for nothing.And there’s a fool born every minute.

Anonymous

What can be done to stop the process , if I had already filled up everything .

Anonymous

thank God i don’t have a credit card

Zintle Felicity Magazi

Thanks so much! I filled in the details but got worried when they asked for my bank details…. this will definitely help me in the future.

Fountain

I almost fall victim of this again before I realized I should browse it out if chrome are truly giving out iPhone x.. These scammers God will catch them..

Anonymous

I got the same message and I was about to click ok. Then I decided to check whether its a spam or not and it turned out to be one. Its better to be vigilant when bank account details are asked.

Anonymous

I got the same message and i think is fraud

Anonymous

Is that genuinely google or some other fake site by the name of google ?

Anonymous

Is that genuinely google or some other fake site by the name of google ?……….

Anonymous

If it is really google,then WTF

Anonymous

I was also about to give my cvv but got a doubt ,then wondered to check on the internet ,thanks for ur website ,saved me from a scam………

Anon

Has cost me €5 to realize what a fool I am.

Aamer Ahmed

Aamer
This scam is made to look so legit from the get go, but soon gives itself out! If it wasn’t for a dubious domain name on signup page, which made me suspicious, I could’ve been screwed!

Cb

Has google chrome put out a disclaimer on the scam or made a statement to alert their users? if they haven’t done so yet, then my question is why?

thanks so much for this post, i was nearly traped by this if i wouldnt search for it!!!

Dear Google founder Google one the connectivity in web serch he founding Smart information also and digital products also for I request for Google team please send ma any gift for free beacaus I’m a poor thans for the Google.

Today I opened a tab in my Google Chrome and effectively it asked to answer a survey of 8 questions and surprise, the Iphone X is yours for only $ 1 for shipping. Too bad that, this is phishing, this scam continues under the link: https://viralsuperpromo.cc/37042133/37042133_lp?lp_rid=711&lp_sid=15&lp_did=4&lp_aid=23&forceLang=ES&a_p=50&transaction_id=lvy856a9bv&pub_id=4422&te=1529934979.

Do not believe it !!

Belal hossion

i’m win iphone but suddenly my computer restar or i lost iphone massa

Eddynson Duque

Thanks for the alert!

Tina

What can you do if you give them your name

Anonymous

I ALMOST FELL FOR THIS BUT WHEN I GOT TO THE PART ASKING FOR $1 I HESITATED BECAUSE IF IT’S A GIFT THERE’D BE NO FEE. I DECIDE TO CHECK IT OUT AND THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! THIS WAS VERY USEFUL!

Jamie

I don’t have credit card only debit card!! I’m.fuck up I fell for it !! I thought it’s legit coz Google chrome name is there that’s not gonna pop up if they don’t have access in chrome!!!

henry

THANKS wow I nearly fell for it

Hiii it’s very good

Sher Lin

Are Chrome going to settle this? because until now, this scam still appear and this time they use Samsung Galaxy N9 as a trap. LOL. p.s. I am a lucky victim who fall into it but bank reject them haha…. T.T

Jsmith

I received the same thing today saying I had won an iPhone XS and there were only 2 left. When it asked for my details I thought I’d check the internet to see what others were saying and I landed on your page.

Thanks I hope Google will do something about this. Not many people will think it’s a scam

Hello apple,.
I am a YouTuber from India I am creating a video for iPhone 8 review so please give me a phone for sample. Thanks.

Please iPhone who mi

Marlana Gabbard

What do I do .. they have my info

Anonymous

I just give the trump adress

This is a good website

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Anonymous

24aprelja 2019god,polucila takoje ze objavlenije cerez Chrome o viigrishe,i vot so znackom post ireland pishut ,cto nado 1 evro i phone budet dostavlen po adresu prozivanija….uzas

Linda

what about the comments on those scams saying that they have received the prizes?

crimsonkarma

mine didnt come from the chrome as a tab it came as a random tab it tells me im loyal to chrome and that my ip has been chosen to win an iphone xs. it doesnt tell me to do a survey. so unless this is some knd of prank that doesnt want all my info then i believe it