Another Toyota 4Runner Giveaway Scam Hitting Facebook

Outline:
Post being shared across Facebook claims that you can get the chance to win a 2016 model Toyota 4Runner by liking, sharing, and commenting on the post, liking the Facebook Page the post came from, and clicking a “Claim Your Ticket” link.



Analysis:
Neither the giveaway post or the Facebook Page that published it have any connection to Toyota and those who choose to participate have no chance whatsoever of winning a Toyota 4Runner or any other prize.

The post is a Facebook scam designed to trick you into first spamming your friends with the same fake giveaway and then supplying your personal information on scam “offer” websites. Many of the “offer” pages try to trick you into providing your mobile phone number and thereby subscribing to very expensive SMS “clubs” that charge several dollars for every message they send you. Others will ask for your name, address and contact details, which will later be shared with unscrupulous marketing companies and “site sponsors”.

This video from the Hoax-Slayer YouTube Channel  covers a very similar survey scam campaign that claimed that participants could win a Range Rover rather than a Toyota:




Refer to the following resources for further details about such scams:
What is a Facebook Survey Scam?
Survey Scam List

Example:
AWe’re giving away 5 Toyota 4 Runner 2016 to 5 Lucky winners that would randomly selected on November 13th 2016!
Simply follow the steps below to enter the competition:
1->Like this page.
2->Like and Share this post.
3->Comment which color you want.
4-> Here To Claim your Ticket –> [Link to scam site removed]
Lucky winners will be messaged on public.
Good Luck to Everyone!

Toyota 4Runner Scam

 

Last updated: November 9, 2016
First published: November 9, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
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Toyota 4Runner Facebook Giveaway Scam