FACEBOOK SCAM - 'Free Harley Davidson Giveaway'
OutlineFacebook Page claims that users can win a free Harley Davidson Road King just by liking and commenting on the Page and sharing an image of the bike.
Brief AnalysisThe Page is not giving away a Harley Davidson and there are no winners. The Page is a like-farming scam designed to rapidly accumulate as many page likes as possible. Pages with high like numbers can later be used for further spam and scam campaigns or sold for considerable sums on the black market.
We are giving away a FREE Harley Davidson Road King On October 31 2014
Hurry, entry closes September 30th! Lucky Winners Will Be Announced On October 31 2014
Step 1) Like this Page
Step 2) Comment which color you want. (Black OR Red)
Step 3) Share on your wall
Winners will be Chosen & Announced On October 31 2014.
Facebook Page Promises Free Harley Davidson
The post advises you to hurry because 'entries' close on September 30, 2014. Supposedly, the 'lucky' winners will be announced on October 31st.
Page is a Typical Like-Farming Scam
The image supposedly depicting the free Harley Davidson giveaway appears on various motorcycle review websites and has obviously been stolen for reuse in the scam post.
The goal of the scammers operating the fake competition is simple. They aim to accumulate as many page likes as possible in the shortest possible time. And, by tricking people into commenting and sharing as well as liking, they ensure that their fake posts reach a great many Facebook users. This free promotion ensures that they will gain even more likes from unsuspecting users.
A Facebook Page that has gained a large amount of likes is a valuable commodity for scammers and unscrupulous Internet marketers.
It may subsequently be used as a vehicle for survey scams or other types of fraudulent activity. Or, it may be used to aggressively market a particular product or service to a large audience.
Alternatively, the Page may be sold to other fraudsters via a thriving black market. The more likes a Page has, the more money it can be sold for.
Beware Of Pages Offering Prizes for Liking and Sharing
Be wary of any supposed competition that offers the chance to win an expensive prize just by liking, sharing, and commenting.
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Last updated: September 6, 2014
First published: September 6, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen
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