Here is how the scam works: You use Snapchat to stay in touch with friends. One day, you get a snap, or visual message, from a user you don't recognize. The snap is a graphic (see image at left) saying you are "Today's Winner." To claim your prize, you need to visit the website listed.
You go to the site, and the homepage prompts you to "confirm your username." You enter your name and click the "finish" button. But when the next page loads, you realize that you aren't done. The next webpage instructs you to choose from a list of smartphone apps and download one. After you do so, then you can supposedly claim your prize.
Don't do it! This could just be an unscrupulous way to generate app downloads. But downloading apps outside official stores opens you up to infecting your phone with a virus.
How to protect yourself from a Snapchat sweepstakes scam:
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For more information about protecting your Snapchat account, check out their support site. To find out more about scams, check out BBB Scam Stopper.
This Scam Alert has been sponsored by Western Union.