“6 Beautiful Diamond Rings” Facebook Giveaway Scam

Outline:
Facebook post claims that you can get a chance to win one of six beautiful diamond rings just by sharing the post, liking the associated Facebook Page, and adding the comment “RING”.  The post includes a video clip depicting the six rings.



Analysis:
Both the post and the Facebook Page that generated it are fraudulent. No amount of liking, sharing, and commenting will give you even the slightest chance of winning one of the rings. The Page never had these rings – or any other prizes – to give away in the first place. The video showing the rings was taken from the Facebook Page of New York diamond store, Forever Diamonds NY.

In fact, the fake diamond giveaway Facebook Page is a scam designed to accumulate large numbers of Facebook likes as quickly as possible. After the Page has gathered  a large number of likes, it can then be reused to perpetrate survey scams and spam campaigns. Or, the Facebook Page might be sold on the black market to other scammers.

Like-farming scams like this one appear continually on the network and take many forms.

This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video explains more about how like-farming scams work:

Refer to the following resources for further details about such scams:
Facebook Like-Farming Scams
Like-Farming Scam List




Example:
To Celebrate the success of our business this year. We are giving away 6 Beautiful Diamond rings to 6 very lucky fans.
TO ENTER: SHARE this post, LIKE our page & COMMENT “RING” .
Winners will be chosen on Dec 10th just in time for Christmas. Good luckDimond Ring Giveaway Like-Farming Scam



Last updated: December 1, 2016
First published: December 1, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Forever Diamonds New York Facebook Page