To celebrate the release of Deadpool and Wolverine, Marvel Snap released an animated trailer with a phone number that leads to a potential scam. The number, 1-800-OHH-SNAP, directs callers to a promotional message offering a “free medical alert device,” which could be a scam targeting elderly individuals.

After investigating the number, it was revealed that calling the number results in a recorded message prompting callers to pay $4.99 for a new mobile directory service. Further research on the #8010 number associated with the service confirmed that it is indeed a scam, charging callers every time they dial the number.

It is important to note that the initial phone number was likely used without proper verification by Second Dinner, the studio behind the trailer. While the situation may seem harmless, there is a real risk of individuals being scammed, especially those who may not be paying close attention.

However, amidst this troubling situation, there is a positive outcome. The URL featured in the trailer was not owned by anyone, prompting a Twitter user to redirect it to the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, a charity providing medical care to children in need.

Following the discovery of the potential scam, Second Dinner removed the video from YouTube and Twitter. As of now, the studio has not provided any comments on the situation. Efforts to reach out for more information are ongoing, and updates will be provided if a response is received.

In conclusion, while the use of a fake phone number in the Marvel Snap trailer may have been intended as a joke, the consequences of leading individuals to a possible scam are concerning. It serves as a reminder to always be cautious when encountering such promotions and to verify the legitimacy of offers before taking any action. Stay informed and vigilant to protect yourself and others from falling victim to scams in the future.