Public warned over phishing scam giving away 'Free Beer'

The scam claims it is giving away free kegs but it is a scam not sanctioned by the company named

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Public warned over phishing scam giving away 'Free Beer'

The public are been warned of a phishing scam offering 'Free Beer' from Heineken which is currently circulating through social networks. 

Laois/Offaly Crime Prevention Officer Graham Kavanagh is appealing to the public to watch out for this latest phishing scam.

On its website, Heineken states:

"Please be advised there is currently a ‘Free Beer’ phishing scam circulating through social networks. The promotion states Heineken is giving away free kegs in celebration of its 140th Anniversary, and encourages recipients to share the message. This is indeed a scam and is not sanctioned by HEINEKEN. Promotions of this type will always be announced via official Heineken channels. We do not advise consumers to click on the link, share personal data, or share the message within their networks. When in doubt, please contact the consumer service hotline in your market."