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3. IKEA - A Brit, Linda Dagless, named her fourth daughter after the furniture store in 2002. According to a BBC report, she was sitting on a couch and thinking of what to name her daughter when she noticed an Ikea advertisement.   "I saw the name Ikea and thought it would make a nice name for my baby."  We're just glad she didn't come across a Marmite ad.

IKEA warns customers on mobile scams touting free vouchers

IKEA has issued a warning on its Facebook page about a fake mobile survey making its rounds online and on messaging apps. According to IKEA, the scam survey promises free IKEA vouchers.

“We’d like to clarify that we are not associated with these activities, and they are not initiated by IKEA. Please protect yourself by not sharing your personal information or clicking on any suspicious links. Do spread the word to your friends so they are aware,” the online statement read.

The Facebook post garnered 470 shares, 272 reactions and 35 comments at the time of writing. Many comments thanked IKEA for the alert, with some even sharing what the scam page looks like.

IKEA is not a stranger to the prevalence of online scams. In recent times, brands such as Singapore Airlines and AirAsia were also unwittingly associated with online scams. In May this year, Singapore Airlines released a statement on its website and social media pages, warning customers of scam emails and phone calls which claim to be from the airline. The scam also extended to SIA’s KrisFlyer loyalty programme.

Days after, AirAsia also issued a warning over a social media post that has been circulating offering free tickets through an online survey. In addition, AirAsia also confirmed that there was another scam circulating on Facebook, offering 268 free AirAsia tickets in conjunction with AirAsia’s 28th anniversary.

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