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Chevrolet Camaro Giveaway Survey Scam


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Outline

Facebook Page claims that 'for the second time in facebook history' two Chevrolet Camaros are being given away on Facebook. To enter, users are instructed to share and like a promotional post, state their desired car colour via a comment, and click a link.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Facebook Scam
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Brief Analysis

The Page is fake and has no connection to either Facebook or Chevrolet. The claim that Camaros are being given away is a lie. The Page is a like-farming and survey scam designed to accumulate Page likes and trick users into supplying their personal information via dodgy survey websites.

   

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Example

For the second time in facebook history we are giving away two Chevrolet Camaros to two winners that we will select on June 9 completely at random. Would you like to join this amazing giveaway for a chance to own a brand new Camaro ? Simply follow the steps below to enter the competition :

1. Share & Like this photo
2. Comment below your desired color
3. Click the following link --> [Link removed]
The winners will be messaged via inbox message
Good Luck

2015 Camaros Facebook Scam

For the second time in facebook history we are giving away two Chevrolet Camaros to two winners that we will select on November 25 completely at random.

Would you like to join this amazing giveaway for a chance to own a brand new Camaro ? Simply follow the steps below to enter the competition :

1. Share & Like this photo
2. Comment below your desired color

The winners will be messaged via inbox message

Good Luck

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Facebook Scam


Detailed Analysis

A message currently being distributed on Facebook claims that a particular Facebook Page is giving away two Chevrolet Camaros to Facebook users. The Page claims that this is the 'second time in facebook history' that Camaros are being given away via the network.

Hopeful participants are instructed to like and share a picture featuring the 'prize, add a comment noting what colour car they would like if they win, and then click a link that opens an external website.

In fact, the Page is yet another survey scam and it is certainly not giving away a Chevrolet Camaro as claimed. The Page is not associated in any way with either Chevrolet or Facebook.

Clicking the link opens a page that appears to contain an entry form for the competition. However, a popup window that obscures the form will claim that you must participate in one or more surveys before you can fill in the form (see screenshot at bottom of article).

The popup includes links to several available 'surveys'. Clicking any of the links takes you to third-party websites that offer the chance to win various prizes in exchange for supplying your name and contact details.

However, fine print on the pages will state that the information you supply will be shared with other marketers. Thus, after participating, you will soon begin receiving annoying promotional emails, phone calls, and surface letters.

Meanwhile, the scammers who created the fake giveaway Page will earn commissions each time a user participates in a survey.

The Page is almost identical to a 2014 version that also claimed to be giving away Chevrolet Camaros. The 2014 version was a like-farming scam and did not include the survey component.

Like-farming and survey scam Pages like this one are very common. Be wary of any Facebook Page or message that claims that you can receive an expensive prize just by liking, sharing, commenting or filling in surveys. Do not further the aims of these scammers by participating in their bogus promotions.

Fake Camaro Giveaway Entry Form

Last updated: June 8, 2015
First published: October 23, 2013
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
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