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please is firefox giving out gifts for users

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I got this message this morning when i was browsing: Date: Thursday 17 October 2019 User reference:************ Country: Canada Dear Firefox user, congratulations!

We want to thank you for being a loyal Firefox user! Your IP address has been randomly selected to receive a FREE iPhone Xs.

From time to time we select a handful of Firefox users to give them the opportunity to receive valuable gifts from our partners and sponsors. This is our way of thanking you for choosing Firefox as your preferred service.

Today is your lucky day! You are one of the 10 randomly selected users who will receive a new iPhone Xs.

To receive your gift, you simply have to complete our short and anonymous survey. But hurry! There are only a few gifts available today! Congratulations! Select your gift:

Due to limited availability your gift will be reserved for the next -10:51 minutes. If you do not claim the gift during this time it will be given to the next happy Firefox user.

iPhone Xs Your price: $1.00 (shipping costs) Available: 2

but after claiming i am getting this error A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: file_get_contents(https://sweeper.services/auth/token?username=winnerclub&password=kcIT1GwL): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 525 Origin SSL Handshake Error

Filename: controllers/Landing.php

Line Number: 501

Backtrace:

File: /var/www/landing_site/releases/06092019-130427/application/controllers/Landing.php Line: 501 Function: file_get_contents

File: /var/www/landing_site/releases/06092019-130427/application/controllers/Landing.php Line: 146 Function: getLpData

File: /var/www/landing_site/releases/06092019-130427/index.php Line: 336 Function: require_once A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: Invalid argument supplied for foreach()

Filename: controllers/Landing.php

Line Number: 150

Backtrace:

File: /var/www/landing_site/releases/06092019-130427/application/controllers/Landing.php Line: 150 Function: _error_handler

File: /var/www/landing_site/releases/06092019-130427/index.php Line: 336 Function: require_once Offer not found.i just want to know whether they have any like that ..

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TyDraniu said

Hi, this e-mail is not from us. We're not giving out Iphones.

Not a email but due to malvertising Ads that can occur on some websites.

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Hi,

this e-mail is not from us. We're not giving out Iphones.

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TyDraniu said

Hi, this e-mail is not from us. We're not giving out Iphones.

Not a email but due to malvertising Ads that can occur on some websites.

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yusifeibrahim said

I got this message this morning when i was browsing:

This is a obvious scam with red flags to show it is not real.

This was a "Too good to be true" scam that occasional still gets mentioned here trying to prey on people who will give up their personal details like name, email, phone#, credit card information (for the extremely cheap $1 or $2 shipping depending on scam page variation) and such information for a prize that does not exist.

It does not make sense for Mozilla (the company) to pick random Firefox users and say they won a insert Samsung, iPhone or a Amazon gift card that are worth say $1000 US and have this popup on some random weird name website.

If Mozilla were by chance give out random prizes to Firefox users, it would be on say a *.mozilla.org page.

Some variations of this scam I have seen posted in past couple years are below for iPhone and Samsung S9 examples.

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I have seen Mozilla do say gifts for some certain things in past but they were for a t-shirt or such simple things. Say to the third-party Add-ons developers that meet certain criteria.

ex: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2015/06/15/new-amo-t-shirt-design-chosen/ https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2010/12/02/firefox-4-tshirt/

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