Is MPH giving away free books on financial planning and stocks?! Find out what’s going on, and warn your family and friends!
Updated @ 2023-09-26 : Added a new version of this scam
Updated @ 2023-08-14 : Added new versions of this scam
Originally posted @ 2023-05-21
Watch Out For MPH Free Books Scam!
Scammers are paying for Facebook. advertisements claiming that MPH is shutting down its bookstores, and has decided to give away its books.
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MPH Free Books Scam : What You Need To Know!
This MPH free book scam is being promoted heavily on Facebook in May 2023, so please alert your family and friend!
Fact #1 : MPH Did Not Close Bookstores In 2023
MPH closed many of its physical stores since June 2020, as it shifted during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns to an online store with a “digitally-driven omnichannel business model”.
MPH has not announced closing down any further bookstores in 2023.
Fact #2 : MPH Reported These Pages / Ads As Fake
MPH is aware of these fake advertisements being run by scam Facebook pages, posting this scam alert on May 9, 2023:
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Fact #3 : MPH Is A Business, Not A Charity
Please do NOT be naive. MPH is a business, not a charity. Even if it’s closing down its bookstores, it will not give away its books. It will offer discounts to clear its books, so it won’t lose so much money.
In fact, MPH itself pointed out in its scam warning – “we DO NOT run any free book giveaways“. Why should they? They are a corporation whose business is not make money, not a charity to give you free books!
Fact #4 : Giveaways Were Not Posted In Official Website / FB Page
If MPH was really giving away free books, it would have posted the offer on:
- its official website (mphonline.com), or
- its official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mphclick/)
These scams are being run off fake Facebook pages that are brand new, and have nothing to do with the real MPH:
- MPH Group Publishing
- MPH Book
- MPH English Bookstore
Fact #5 : MPH Does Not Use WhatsApp To Communicate
MPH offers a multitude of contact options by email or telephone number. What it does not have is a WhatsApp account. So when scammers message you to collect your “free books” by messaging a WhatsApp number, be warned!
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Fact #6 : Scammers Will Try To Scare You
Scammers will try to scare you into contacting them, by telling you that stock is running out. Just ignore them!
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