1970 Dodge Charger Giveaway Like-Farming Scam
Posts currently being distributed on Facebook claim that you can win a 1970 Dodge Charger just by liking and sharing a post, adding a comment stating what colour car you would like should you win, and liking the Page the post originates from.
Supposedly, the Page is giving away 215 of the iconic vehicles and will announce winners at a later date.
However, the claims are untrue. The Page is not giving away any Dodge Chargers. The bogus giveaway is just a ruse to fool people into liking and sharing.
By liking, sharing, and commenting on the fake prize post, Facebook users inadvertently promote the Page across the network and expose all of their friends to the scam.
It appears that this Facebook Page began life as a legitimate 1970 Dodge Charger fan page. Earlier posts featured images of the vehicles and did not claim to be giving any away. But, apparently, the owners of the Page decided to garner more likes and user interest by launching a series of bogus car giveaways.
The Page owners also recently began posting a series of salacious decidedly non-1970 Dodge Charger related posts, again in an apparent effort to get more user interest.
Once the Page has gathered many more likes, its owners may use it to launch further scams, this time to a much larger audience. Or, the Page may be sold on the black market to other scammers who will repurpose it to suit their own requirements.
Like-farming giveaway Pages are very common on Facebook. Do not trust any Facebook Page or post that claims that you can win an expensive item such as a car just by liking and sharing.
We are giving 215 " Dodge Charger 1970 " on April 25, 2015
215 Lucky Winners Will Be Announced
April 25, 2015
Step 1) Like Ourpage
Step 2) LIKE this post.
Step 3) COMENT COLOR YOU WANT..
Step 4) SHARE On Your wall.
Last updated: August 20, 2015
First published: April 16, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
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