Fake TotalEnergies gasoline “loyalty card” offer
The French are warned to be aware of a fraudulent advertisement circulating on Facebook, which promises 200 liters of petrol for only €1.95, in exchange for registering on a fake TotalEnergies site and filling out a form.
When clicked, the ad directs users to a website designed to look like that of Total Energies Group, but is actually fake.
She promises 200 liters of petrol for €1.95 in exchange for joining a Total loyalty card. The ad usually shows a photograph of a person holding a Total card, standing in front of gas station prices.
Some ads promise a card if you “sign up for [Total’s] new loyalty program.
All of them are fake and send you to a scam website where you have to enter your details. Some people have been asked to enter a “contest” (which you always win) and then you are asked to sign up to receive the prize.
News source BFMTV found at least four different advertisements leading to the same fraudulent website.
The offer looks even more enticing given today’s high fuel prices and rising cost of living, and Ascension weekend, when many people plan to drive across the country for a vacation. .
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People are warned to be aware of fraud and never enter their personal or bank details on sites like this. If you have been the victim of the scam, contact your bank immediately.
For those looking to get a good deal on their gas, all is not lost; Total Energies decided this week to extend its discount of 10 cents per liter over the summer period, to help counter rising prices. No loyalty card or registration is necessary to benefit from it.
This is offered in combination with the government rebate of 18 cents per litre.
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