Scam Alert : Toyota 80th Anniversary Celebration!

Watch out for the viral message about the Toyota 80th Anniversary Celebration and the giveaway of a Toyota Corolla!

Find out why it is a SCAM, and please alert your family and friends!


Scam Alert : Toyota 80th Anniversary Celebration!

This is the link that has gone viral on WhatsApp, claiming to offer you a chance to win a Toyota Corolla during the Toyota 80th Anniversary Celebration!

It’s just a scam, so we added that overlay to prevent it from being further abused.

Please DO NOT CLICK on the link, or proceed with the “contest”.


Why Toyota 80th Anniversary Celebration Contest Is A Scam!

For those of you who are wondering – how do you know it’s a scam, here are the facts…

Fact #1 : The Link Is Not Legitimate

If you look at the URL – the link – it goes to

It is obviously not a Toyota-related link, but an unrelated Chinese-registered (.cn) domain.

A real Toyota campaign would use the official Toyota website or Facebook / Twitter page, not a Chinese domain with å weird, random link.

In addition, it is not an SSL-encrypted link, which would start with https://. While not a hallmark of a scam link, legitimate websites will use SSL-encrypted links (with https, not http)

When you see such links, DO NOT CLICK on them.

Fact #2 : Toyota’s 80th Anniversary Was In 2017

Toyota was established on 28 August 1937. They celebrated their 80th anniversary in 2017, and will be 85 years old in 2022.

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