Fact check: Nando's didn't bring popular Malaysian competition to SA

Fact check: Nando's didn't bring popular Malaysian competition to SA

- A fake Nandos account has tried to trick Nandos lovers into taking part in a popular online competition

- Taking to the app the fake page, Nandos_SA_ asked its followers to retweet a post and receive no reactions on it to stand a chance at winning Nandos vouchers

- The competition became popular in SA earlier this month after a Malaysian Nandos branch shared it on their Twitter page

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A fake Nandos Twitter page has once again popped up on the popular social networking app. Taking to their timeline, the fake page has convinced a few hungry South Africans to take part in a competition that became popular after the actual Malaysian Nandos page launched it earlier this month.

The competition entails retweeting a post of theirs and receiving no likes, comments, or reactions of any sort on the post in order to receive a free Nandos meal voucher. Unfortunately, many locals were once again tricked into taking part in the competition by the fake page.

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"Quote tweet this tweet and get 0 likes, 0 RTs and 0 comments by 8pm tomorrow. Winner gets a Nando's voucher on us! And maybe we'll throw in a little more surprise," they wrote on their timeline.

Earlier this month, Briefly.co.za reported that South African Nando's fanatics seemed completely unbothered by the fact that the competition was in fact based in Malaysia, rushing to take part in the competition.

While many South Africans shared the tweet in a bid to win the free voucher, a lot more were left laughing out loud by the craziness of it all, heading to Twitter to share jokes about the hopefuls who had been desperate enough to take part in an international competition.

Another fake Nandos account has poped up

Fake Nando's account tries to trick hungry chicken lovers. Source: Getty Images
Source: Twitter

It was also reported by Briefly.co.za that a controversial ad was shared on a fake Nandos account which has since been deleted, that says that the Bushiri is demanding 20 Nando's chickens before he comes back to SA with his wife Mary.

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Nando's has however said that it did not make nor send out the ad, they also requested their loyal fans and followers not take part in creating or sharing content that is not originally theirs. They also asked Twitter users to keep in mind that they only have one official account.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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