Fact Check: Love Cadbury but don't expect chocolate gift hamper for posting that

Some Facebook pages have come up where users have shared a post claiming that ‘If a user shares and comments ‘Love Cadbury’ they will receive a gift hamper within 48 hours of commenting’.

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  27 Aug 2021 3:24 AM GMT
Fact Check: Love Cadbury but dont expect chocolate gift hamper for posting that

Hyderabad: Some Facebook pages have come up where users have shared a post claiming that 'If a user shares and comments 'Love Cadbury' they will receive a gift hamper within 48 hours of commenting'. The post goes "hello everyone, my name is Nicola Hamilton and i am one of the managers at Cadbury world. there is good news for all of you to celebrate 147 years of Cadbury., everyone who shares and comments in the next 48 hours will get one of these Cadbury hampers sent to their door.limit 1 per person.enjoy your free chocolate" (sic)



Archive links:

https://perma.cc/63FV-4ZYX

https://perma.cc/HLG7-STYF

Fact check:

The claim that Cadbury is offering gift hampers for Facebook users commenting 'Love Cadbury' is FALSE.

This is a scam and the Facebook page is not an official page of Cadbury's. Looking at the comments on the post, we could assess that the post was encouraging people to register their details on a website linked in the comments. This website makes no mention of Cadbury and claims to offer a movie subscription service and asks for an email address and password but no physical address to send the chocolate to. The claim seems to be started on a Facebook page named Cadbury World where users had to submit all their personal details.

Though the page was deleted, several other users have shared the images along with the viral text. Though the name of another page that shared the claim says Cadbury World, the page handle is @cadburyworld21, which is not the original page.

One of the images used in the viral post is from an event in New Zealand, evident from the website it was published from, netballznz.co.nz, which states that Cadbury Netball New Zealand is thrilled to announce that Cadbury has extended its support of netball as a principal volunteer partner.

There are several verified pages of Cadbury which do not carry any such information about gift hampers.

https://twitter.com/search?q=cadbury &src=typed_query&f=user

Several websites have debunked this claim.

https://www.saferonline.org.uk/news/cadbury-scam/?fbclid=IwAR1iXFMFeW3hi670AEHFgXTqOrJ9ATDN9Zm6q5sPB7W4S_eZhajsyv8RcAM

In 2020, a similar claim went viral, which was then debunked. Now, in 2021, with changes to the text, the claim has resurfaced again.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/free-cadburys-chocolate-hamper-warning-22979817

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/13148439/warning-free-cadbury-hamper-scam-facebook/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebarweb

Therefore, the claim that Cadbury is offering gift hampers for Facebook users commenting 'Love Cadbury' is FALSE.

Claim Review:Cadbury is offering gift hampers for Facebook users commenting ‘Love Cadbury’
Claimed By:Facebook User
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Facebook
Claim Fact Check:False
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