“Cottage Giveaway” Facebook Scam

Outline:
Post on a “trend style” Facebook Page claims that you can get the chance to win a “perfect cottage” just by liking the page, sharing a photo of the cottage, and adding the comment “thanks”.




Analysis:
The claims are fraudulent. The Facebook Page is not giving away any cottages, perfect or otherwise. The promotion is just a callous attempt by the page owners to gain more likes and increase the Page’s popularity and reach. Pages that have gained large numbers of likes via such fake promotions can later be used to launch further scams or sold on the black market to other scammers.

The following Hoax-Slayer YouTube video provides more information about like-farming scams:


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

Example:
LADIES WE ARE GOING TO BE GIVING IT AWAY TO 4 OF YOU.
TO WIN THIS PERFECT TITTLE COTTAGE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS, SHARE THE PHOTO, LIKE our page & COMMENT ‘THANKS’.Cottage Giveaway Like-Farming Scam




Last updated: September 6, 2016
First published: September 6, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Mobile Home Giveaway Facebook Scam
‘Mega Luxury Dream House Giveaway’ Facebook Scam