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Issue 144 - December 2012 (1st Edition) - Page 9

Bogus Prize Offers on Facebook - 'Like and Share To Win

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Outline
Various messages distributed on Facebook claim that users can win expensive prizes such as Apple products or designer headphones just by liking and sharing a Facebook Page



Analysis
A great many of these supposed prize offers are totally bogus. The "promotions" are created primarily to artificially inflate the number of "likes" gained by the offending Facebook Page and to promote the page further by way of shared posts and images. Those who participate will never receive the promised prize. In some cases, the perpetrators of these fake promotions may also try to trick people into divulging their personal information.

Of course, some companies and organizations may operate legitimate Facebook driven promotions in which users receive a chance to win a prize in exchange for liking, sharing or otherwise participating. So, how can you tell if such a promotion is genuine? Here's a rundown:

So, don't give these unscrupulous people what they want! Don't "like" their bogus Pages. Don't be tricked into spamming your friends with their fake promotions by sharing their pictures. Do not send your personal information to these people in the vain hope of winning a prize. Before entering any type of promotion or prize draw always take a closer look. If it seems suspect or dodgy, give it a miss.

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Last updated: November 22, 2012
First published: November 22, 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


Examples
FIRST 300 SHARE WILL GET THE SAMSUNG GALAXY-When It's done send me all your informations inbox .

FIRST 300 SHARE WILL GET THE IPHONE 5-When It's done send me all your informations inbox .

FIRST 300 SHARE WILL GET THE BEATS -When It's done send me all your informations inbox .

THIS IS NOT A JOKE! I'M GIVING AWAY THOSE I-PADS I-POD IPHONES APPLES, FOR THE LUCKY 50 PEOPLE THAT "SHARE" THIS STATUS, COMMENT "DONE" ,AFTER YOU LIKED IT. GOOD LUCK I'LL PICK THE LUCKY 05 WINNERS .


We will be launching our website soon with more than 1000 products! and we are giving away free I phone 4s! All you have to do is follow these steps:

1- Like our page 2- Like the Photo
3- Share the photo on your wall and comment by writing "I love iPhone 4s"

PPLEASE NOTE : YOU MUST DO ALL STEPS OR YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE VALID





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Pages in this issue:
  1. Jetstar 'Flight Itinerary' Malware Email
  2. WhatsApp 'Logo Will Turn Red' Hoax
  3. Christmas Cards for Recovering American Soldiers
  4. Virgin Money 'Re-Confirm SiteKey' Phishing Scam
  5. How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone Hoax
  6. Facebook Deleting Inactive Users Hoax
  7. Completely Pointless and Misleading 'Facebook Privacy Notice'
  8. Absurd Warning - 'LOL' stands for 'Lucifer Our Lord'
  9. Bogus Prize Offers on Facebook - 'Like and Share To Win'
  10. Tesco Christmas Voucher Phishing Scam
  11. DEW Bottled Water Fatal Poisoning Hoax
  12. ANZ 'Reward for Loyal Customers' Phishing Scam
  13. Chase Paymentech 'Merchant Billing Statement' Malware Email
  14. Undertaker - John Cena 'Bloodiest Fight Ever' Survey Scam
  15. Padlock on Facebook Home Page Hacker Warning Hoax
  16. Woolworths 'Customer Satisfaction Survey' Phishing Scam
  17. Target 'Free Gift Voucher' Survey Scam
  18. Another Pointless Facebook Warning - Hackers Posting Insulting Messages In Your Name
  19. Fake Tsunami Warning 'News' Report Points to Malware
  20. Reserve Bank Of India Phishing Scam
  21. Better Business Bureau 'Complaint Received' Malware Emails