According to a post that is currently being shared on Facebook, you can win a family trip to Lapland this Christmas just by liking, sharing, and commenting.
Supposedly, the prize includes flights, hotel accommodation, and even a meeting with Santa himself.
Here’s an example of the post:
How would you like to win a Family trip to Lapland this Christmas? Prize includes Flights, Hotel for 4 people and a meet and greet with Santa (plus presents) to Win simply:-
Like This Post
Share This Post
Comment “Lapland” below.
But, alas, the promised prize does not exist and those who choose to participate have no chance of winning any prizes.
In fact, the post is a typical like-farming scam as is the Facebook Page it comes from. Posts from such scam Facebook Pages are designed to collect as many likes as possible in the shortest possible time.
Once the Page has accumulated a large number of likes, it can then be resued to perpetrate other types of scams, this time to a much larger potential audience.
Or, the Page made be sold on the black market to other scammers, who will use it for their own needs.
Scam Facebook Pages like this one continue to be very common.
This video from the Hoax-Slayer YouTube channel explains how like-farming scams work: