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This sponsored Facebook post offering free study in Germany is a hoax

A recent sponsored Facebook post claiming to offer free study in Germany with no need to learn German and potential transportation and accommodation is not announced by a legitimate source

A sponsored post on Facebook claiming to offer free study in Germany with no need to learn German and potential transportation and accommodation is a hoax.


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“Unlock the pathway to your educational goals with our expert assistance. Let’s make it happen!” reads part of the sponsored Facebook post.

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The sponsored post targets an audience specifically in South Sudan aged 18-45, enticing them to pursue their educational goals with the promise of expert assistance.

Upon clicking the sponsored Facebook post link, users are redirected to a website that shows relevant searches.

The screenshot of the sponsored post on Facebook
The screenshot of the sponsored post on Facebook

Claim Verification:

211 Check conducted a Keyword Search for ‘Are you 18-45 from South Sudan? You can study in Germany without a Visa and learn German’ and found no evidence to support the claim of free study in Germany without needing to learn German.

A WHOIS domain search shows that the website associated with the ad was recently registered on 24 January 2024 and is set to expire on 24 January 2025. This short time frame for the website’s existence indicates a potential scam, casting doubt on its legitimacy.

The screenshot of the Whois domain search of the website
The screenshot of the Whois domain search of the website

The Google Chrome browser flagged the website in the sponsored post as unsecured, which cast further doubt on the resources behind the offer and the ad’s intention.

Upon further investigation, it was found that the official website for the Germany Scholarship offers opportunities for international students to study in Germany. The scholarship provides financial support to high-achieving students, but it does not offer completely free study.

Conclusion:

211 Check finds a recent sponsored post on Facebook claiming to offer free study in Germany with no need to learn German, along with potential transportation and accommodation, a hoax.

Credit: 211 Check

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