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iPhone 6 Like-Farming Scam


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According to an 'Apple iPhone' Facebook Page currently being promoted across the network, you can win an iPhone 6 just by liking and sharing a promotional image, and adding a comment specifying what colour phone you would like should you win.

However, the Page is fraudulent and is in no way associated with Apple. And, it is certainly not giving away any iPhones. In fact, the Page is a typical like-farming scam designed to accumulate large numbers of likes and trick people into spamming their friends with scam posts.

By instructing users to like, share and comment, the scammers ensure that their fraudulent material will be distributed rapidly across Facebook and the fake Page will gather a great many new likes as a result.

Once the fake Page has gained a large number of likes, it can then be used to launch further spam and scam campaigns, this time to a much larger audience. Alternatively, the Page can be sold on the black market to other scammers. Facebook Pages with high numbers of likes are in demand on the black market and command high prices.

Like farming scams like this one are very common. Facebook scammers often use the promise of valuable prizes such as smartphones, airline tickets and even luxury cars as a way of luring unwary users into their traps. Be very cautious of any Facebook post that promises prizes just for liking, sharing, or commenting. Other versions of these scams try to trick users into divulging their personal information via dodgy survey websites.

   

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Finally we are having 40k fans so we will be gifting 40 iPhone 6 to you all by lucky draw . The steps you need to follow for chance to win are
1) like this picture
2) comment the the colour you want
3) share this picture on your wall
2 lucky winners will be announced every week smile emoticon best of luck

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Last updated: August 23, 2015
First published: August 23, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
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