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Scam alert! Beware Facebook and WhatsApp message offering free airtime and data for Coca-Cola ‘70years in Nigeria anniversary’

A message circulating on WhatsApp and Facebook in Nigeria claims Coca-Cola is giving away airtime and data.


“Hurry Now And Check If Your account Is Eligible to Recieve Reward, I just got mine foreward to others groups.”

It links to, a site developed with Google’s free Blogger service.

The message then provides several links for MTN, 9mobile, Glo, Airtel and Mac OS network users to supposedly access the promised airtime and data.

But is this a genuine offer from Coca-Cola?


Protect your personal information

The message’s first link, to, lands on a crudely designed and error-ridden website. This and the fact that Coca-Cola, a multibillion-dollar global business, is unlikely to use a free blogging service for its marketing campaign, is a sign that the site is dodgy.

Screenshot of Coca-Cola scam page

The site asks the user to enter their phone number and network provider, and then to share the page on WhatsApp as one of two steps supposedly required to get the free airtime and data.

The message’s following network user links – for MTN, Airtel and so on – all land on pages with the URL The pages are suspiciously similar to Facebook’s login page, and ask for the user’s email and password.

It’s highly likely that this is a scam attempting to hack people’s Facebook accounts and so steal valuable personal information.

Coca-Cola has launched celebrations to mark its 70 years in Nigeria. Details of the events can be found on Coca-Cola Nigeria’s official Facebook and Instagram pages. 

But none of the reports on the celebrations mention an airtime and data giveaway, or the sites or

The message is a dangerous scam.

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