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Is SnapNikon Snapchat A Scam?

The SnapNikon Snapchat scam is the newest scam coming through the Snapchat app that many people have installed on their phones.  The SnapNikon Snapchat scam is the third snapchat scam that we have seen come through in this manner and many more are sure to follow.

Is SnapNikon Snapchat A Scam?

Snapchat scams are starting to become the new way to get people to enter their information, which is probably sold to third parties instead of sending people something they allegedly won.

In February, the Tiffany Snapchat scam promised a Tiffany & Co. prize if information was entered.  Earlier this month, a Snapbounty Snapchat scam promised an assortment of electronics to choose from for your personal information.  The newest scam says that you’ve won something from snapnixon.com for having the most creative Snapchat.

The original Snapchat comes through from a random username looking like this:

Is SnapNikon Snapchat A Scam?

 

Interestingly enough, if you go to SnapNikon.com on your computer, you get redirected to a page by retailmenot.com that no longer exists.  If you go on your phone, you get taken to a page where it asks you to enter your Snapchat username, such as below:

Is SnapNikon Snapchat A Scam?

No matter what username you enter, you’re a winner!  And you are taken to a page to enter your personal information.  But then, even if you don’t enter it, you are told that you must complete one of the offers from a partner in order to get your prize.  And then it automatically starts downloading an app to your phone for some kind of game!

So who is the scam really coming from?  It is unknown.  The scam obviously knows if you are on a computer or phone and redirects you to another site if you are using a computer.  It is highly unlikely you will receive a prize though, so do yourself a favor and DO NOT enter your personal information for the “prize.”

Photos courtesy of author’s phone.

Is SnapNikon Snapchat A Scam?

 

 

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