Don't Get Caught! Fake Tiffany & Co. Facebook Page Promises Prizes for Liking and Sharing
This Facebook Page supposedly belongs to famous jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co. The Page claims that you can win fabulous prizes such as a £20,000 diamond ring, a Range Rover, and a £5000 spending spree just by liking and sharing. Some of the posts also link to other Facebook Pages, including a Page supposedly aimed at Tiffany fans and a 'Prestige' Page that claims to be giving away luxury vehicles.
However the Page is fraudulent. It has no connection to the real Tiffany & Co. Facebook Page and it is not giving away any prizes. The Pages it links to are also fraudulent.
The genuine Tiffany and Co. Facebook Page has the blue 'Verified Page' tick to prove its authenticity. Note that the period after 'Co' in the 'Tiffany and Co.' forms part of the company's official name. The scammers were able to create a fake Facebook Page with a name almost identical to the company's genuine Page just by leaving off the period at the end. Many users will not even notice this small difference in names.
The fake Tiffany & Co Page is a typical like-farming scam designed to gather as many Page likes as possible in the shortest possible time. By promising valuable prizes and tricking people into liking and sharing posts, the scammers who created the Page ensure that it is seen by a very large pool of Facebook users who may fall for the ruse and hit the Page like button.
Facebook Pages that have gained large numbers of likes can later be used to launch survey scams and other types of fraudulent activity, this time to a much larger audience.
Alternatively, the Pages may be sold via a very active black market to other scammers who will use them for further scam attempts or suspect marketing campaigns.
Some posts on the fake Page also ask users to contact them directly via email, supposedly for a chance to model a range of jewellery and win further prizes. The Page uses a free Gmail address, which is another indication that it is fraudulent. Tiffany & Co. would use an internal email address, not an address supplied by an outside provider. People who contact the scammers via email may be tricked into supplying their personal and financial information. This information may then be used to commit financial fraud and identity theft.
If you see a post from this fake Page, do not click it or participate in it's bogus giveaways. And, inform the person who posted it that the associated Facebook Page is a like-farming scam. You should also report the Page to Facebook.
Like-farming and survey scam 'giveaway' Pages are very common on Facebook. Be cautious of any Page that claims that you can win valuable prizes just by liking and sharing or participating in online surveys.
WE ARE GIVING AWAY THIS STUNNING TIFFANY & CO DIAMOND RING THIS WEEK!
TO ENTER: SHARE, LIKE & COMMENT "WIN"
THEN LIKE OUR PAGE! GOOD LUCK
*** Tiffany & Co Giveaway ***
We are giving away this stunning diamond ring worth £20,000 to celebrate the opening of our new London store!
To enter: Share this video & like our page! Tiffany & Co Good Luck!
**~ TIFFANY & CO GIVEAWAY ~**
TO CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF OUR LONDON STORE WE'RE GIVING AWAY A £5000 SPENDING SPREE TO 3 LUCKY WINNERS!
TO ENTER: SHARE THIS PHOTO & LIKE OUR PAGE! Tiffany & Co! GOOD LUCK!
Last updated: March 16, 2016
First published: July 16, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
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