Warning - WhatsApp Scam offering FREE Alton Towers / Thorpe Park tickets

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Found 12th Jun
Keep an eye out for this one folks, there's a new Whatsapp scam doing the rounds in the form of a 'Free Alton Towers Ticket' offer

WhatsApp users should NOT click on a free Alton Towers ticket offer! This hoax message is an attempt to trick users into handing over personal details as they hope to win tickets

  • The message includes a link to a malicious website
  • Users are asked to answer a few questions before sharing the link with friends
  • Alton Towers are not running this Free Ticket offer and advises users not to click or share the link

A spokesperson from the theme park said: "We are aware of a ticket offer being shared on social media that claims to be from Alton Towers Resort.

We all know someone who always to fall for these things so pass it on

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Thanks for the heads up Millarcat, I'll be passing this information on to friends and fam.

I recently had a weird message from WhatsApp saying that what app saying that WhatsApp will cost soon. In the message though was a link and also in the message there were phrases such as ‘ this is not a joke’ These are phrases which I can’t imagine WhatsApp users using.
I had one of these yesterday for Thorpe park.

I noticed there was a dot under the "E" which looked suspicious, apparently if you click the link it sends it to your contacts too
kelly198756 m ago

I had one of these yesterday for Thorpe park.I noticed there was a dot …I had one of these yesterday for Thorpe park.I noticed there was a dot under the "E" which looked suspicious, apparently if you click the link it sends it to your contacts too



I dont understand how whatsapp doesn't know about this. The best thing to do is just delete them
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james123456891 h, 32 m ago

I recently had a weird message from WhatsApp saying that what app saying …I recently had a weird message from WhatsApp saying that what app saying that WhatsApp will cost soon. In the message though was a link and also in the message there were phrases such as ‘ this is not a joke’ These are phrases which I can’t imagine WhatsApp users using.


WhatsApp has been free since 2016 and will always be free according to Facebook so the message you've reeceived is a scam
Edited by: "deleted1431257" 12th Jun
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I had one of these from family who forwarded me the message two weeks ago, thought it was too good to be true and left it, glad I did now and as soon as I saw this I deleted the message. Thanks for the heads up.
james1234568912 h, 54 m ago

I recently had a weird message from WhatsApp saying that what app saying …I recently had a weird message from WhatsApp saying that what app saying that WhatsApp will cost soon. In the message though was a link and also in the message there were phrases such as ‘ this is not a joke’ These are phrases which I can’t imagine WhatsApp users using.


The annoying part is, even the educated friends send you the message and 10% of people in your WhatsApp list
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