Nasty ‘Free Cadbury Easter Basket’ scam circles WhatsApp and Facebook


A horrible Easter scam is circulating WhatsApp and Facebook in March 2022 that you need to be aware of.

The scam tells users that they can get a free Easter basket full of Cadbury chocolate if they click on the link.

However, this is a phishing scam that will fraudulently steal your information.

If you receive one of these messages, we urge you not to click on the link and to report the number or account immediately.

Read on to learn more about the Cadbury Easter scam that’s swindling social media users in 2022…

The scam is NOT affiliated with Cadbury in any way. At the time of writing this, the brand does not appear to have addressed the scam. However, HITC has reached out for comment.

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Cadbury Easter scam floods social media

The Cadbury Easter scam is one of many internet cons designed to trick you into giving away your personal information.

Many people are receiving a WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger message that tells them they can get a free Easter basket full of Cadbury chocolate.

“Cadbury FREE Easter Chocolate Basket,” the text says alongside a photo of a purple Cadbury’s egg and tiny url link to click on.

After clicking the link, you are encouraged to fill out a survey and enter personal details in order to win your Easter chocolate basket.

If you receive this message, do not click on the link as it is a phishing scam trying to trick you into revealing sensitive information.

There is no free chocolate available, and if you enter your information, you will not receive a free Cadbury Easter chocolate basket.

Twitter users angered by viral scam

Many people are taking to Twitter to express their frustration over the scam.

Others are encouraging people not to click on it.

Many are urging Cadbury to confirm that the text is a scam and make people aware.

At the time of writing this, Cadbury does not appear to have addressed the viral scam.

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Report the account or number

If you receive one of these scam messages, it is important to report the phone number or account you received it on immediately.

To do this on WhatsApp…

  • Click on the name or number at the top of the screen.
  • Scroll down and tap ‘report’.

If you received the message on Facebook, the steps are the same…

  • Click on the person’s name at the top.
  • Scroll down and press ‘report’.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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