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For the first time in FaceBook history we are giving away a 2013 Ford Mustang to one lucky winner that we will select on October 21st completely at random.
Would you like to join this amazing giveaway for a chance to own a brand new Mustang ? Simply follow the following steps to enter the competition :
1) Step 1 - Like our Fanpage and stay in touch with updates
2) Step 2 - Share this photo on your timeline
3) Step 3 - Comment below your desired color: black or white
Good Luck everyone and fingers crossed !
However, the Page is a like-farming scam and it is certainly not giving away a Ford Mustang as claimed. The Page has no connection to either Ford or Facebook.
The purpose of the fraudulent Page is to collect a large number of likes in as short a time as possible. By offering such an enticing prize in exchange for liking and sharing, the scammers are able to trick participants into promoting their fake Page far and wide. Many, many people are likely to like the page and share the bogus message in the forlorn hope of winning the Mustang. And many will comment as instructed, thereby further promoting the Page. Such underhand marketing campaigns can be very effective and Pages that use the technique can amass thousands of likes within days of being launched.
Pages with high like counts can later be used to perpetrate yet more spam and scam campaigns. Often, subsequent "prize draws" promoted via the bogus pages will involve participants in survey scams designed to trick them into divulging their personal information and subscribing to expensive SMS "services". In some cases, the scammers may try to extract personal information and money from users by pretending that they have won the promised prize.
Popular Facebook Pages can also be sold on the black market to other unscrupulous marketers and repurposed to further the new owner's specific promotional goals.
Like-Farming Pages like this one are becoming increasingly common. Such Pages are often newly created and have no posts other than the bogus prize messages.
Last updated: October 18, 2013