19 October 2016

[HOAX] Beware of H&M Cagayan de Oro Instagram Account 5K Worth Certificate

Hennes & Mauritz Inc(H&M) is a multinational clothing retailer from Sweden. Also known to be the second largest clothing retailer and a great place for the people to keep up with the latest fashion trends.
Image: AboutCagayanDeOro

While it is correct that H&M will open its first store at Centrio Ayala Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, this coming October 27, 2016, there is a post circulating in the Instagram, with a username hm_cdo (H&M Cagayan de Oro) which says

First 20k followers will receive gift certificates worth Php 5,000 claimable on our opening week! Just screen capture this profile and mention @hm_cdo.

Check my screenshot, but I didn't share it to my Facebook and Instagram account. Of course, I won't quickly fall without verifying its claims.

My main issue here is this:

Is it feasible to give 20k  follower times Php 5000 worth, in a total of 100,000,000.00 just to screen capture then share it to the other social media? I bet it is a not. Therefore, this user might just be getting some followers to its Instagram account.

I did research on the official accounts of H&M Philippines, and finally, I got a verified Twitter official H&M account, and I found an interesting tweet about that @hm_cdo.

Check this actual Twitter account


Always ask yourself with this, is it a legit post? If those accounts are not verified or official, then you should think twice about sharing that to the social media esp. Facebook.

Be cautious and don't fall easily about these hoaxes circulating on social media.


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