“First Time In Facebook History” Car Giveaway Scams Continue

Outline:
Facebook Page that calls itself “Audi & Bmw & Mercedes” claims that, for the first time in Facebook history,  you can win one of two “Beautiful Mercedes C” just by liking, sharing, commenting, and supplying your name and email address.



Analysis:
The Facebook Page is bogus. It is certainly not giving away any cars and those who participate will win nothing at all.

It is yet another scam designed to gather large numbers of Facebook likes as quickly as possible. Once the Page has collected a large number of likes, it can then be used to perpetrate survey scams and other types of fraudulent activity. Or, it might be sold on the black market to other scammers.

This version also attempts to trick people into supplying their name and email address via a fake “confirm application” website. The information you supply will be used to send you spam and may also be sold to other spammers and unscrupulous online marketing companies.

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Like-farming scams like this one are very common. In fact, very similar scams have been falsely claiming to give away luxury vehicles “for the first time in Facebook history” for several years now.

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:
Mercedes Giveaway Like-Farming Scam

Last updated: February 21, 2017
First published: February 21, 2017
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Yet Another ‘Free Mercedes Benz’ Scam Hitting Facebook
2016 Version Of ‘Free Range Rover’ Facebook Scam Spreading Rapidly