Toyota Motor 80th Anniversary Celebration phishing scam

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We have been made aware of a globally spreading ‘Toyota Motor 80th Anniversary Celebration’ phishing scam, designed to steal personal information.

This phishing scam, mainly distributed via WhatsApp, takes the form of a social media message using Toyota’s logo, offering free gifts and encouraging the user to click a link.

The link takes the user to a fake website using the Toyota name. The site seeks to steal personal information from visitors. Our global IT teams have discovered multiple fake websites operating in this way, all related to this phishing scam.

Here are some examples of the messages in different languages:

Toyota WhatsApp scam landscape

Globally, Toyota is taking countermeasures to prevent the further spread of this scam and we are sharing this information with our customers to raise awareness.

If you receive a suspicious message such as this, please do not click on the link or respond to the message.

Phishing attempts such as this can be reported via ActionFraud, which is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, and then deleted.

If you have engaged with the message in any way, we recommend that you change your password for the relevant social media platform.


  1. Hello I’m Abdulqahar I play the game I win the prize 21 Galaxy and nobody reply me how can I get the Galaxy 21. It is two weeks now I win the game And I still Waiting

    1. Hi,

      As the blog explains, there is a global scam. We are not running any competitions like this. Sorry to disappoint.


      1. I completed the Tokyo 80 anniversary scam, what should I do, I complete it in messenger and then I change my Facebook password. It say my IP address is valid off this promotion at the end. I shared but did not send it to anyone. What should I do? Or how do I get rid of it.

      2. Hi, thanks for your comment.

        If you entered any personal details, we’d recommend getting in touch with your bank to alert them of this.


    1. Hello,

      As the blog explains, there is a global scam. We are not running any competitions like this.

      Thank you.

  2. Did you know that there are now more than 170 Hilux club fan page scams on Facebook. These pages share a great deal of content – run the same competitions, announce the same fake winners. I can demonstrate that 99% of all winners announced are not who the fan club says they are and did not win a car. Collectively, these scam pages have more than 5 million followers and up to 2 million punters are being drawn into their sham competitions daily and subsequently post comments complaining that they have lost their life savings. I have been monitoring and documenting their activities for 6 months and made multiple reports to Facebook. Other users are similarly reporting these pages on a frequent basis. Yet, nothing is done to prevent these scammers from not only continuing, but adding new pages with similar titles almost every day.

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