Twitch Forces U.S. Army To Stop Tricking Viewers With Fake Giveaways That Send Viewers To Recruitment Pages.
Thegamer.com reported about the Army’s clickbait scam on twitch. The Army was tricking users into thinking they would win a prize, only to find out they were signing their life away.
According to a report from The Nation, the giveaways were described as offering viewers the opportunity to win an Xbox Elite Series 2 controller, valued at around $200, depending on where you look. Viewers began to call foul play after clicking on the links given for the giveaway, all of which sent viewers directly to the US Army recruitment page. There was no mention of any contest or giveaway on that page, and unsurprisingly, this scam did not last long.
TheNation.com was first to break this news.
The Army, Navy, and Air Force all stream on Twitch using dedicated e-sports teams. These teams are comprised of skilled gamers who compete in tournaments for cash prizes.
In case you missed it, the US Army's Twitch channel has been posting fake giveaways that only link to an army recruitment page. Their is no actual giveaway. They are literally just trying to trick people into joining the army.
Something to remember when you retweet their "uwu"s https://t.co/X5wg1A7itB
— 🏳️🌈 Kai ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽 (@Calico_Kai) July 16, 2020