“Halloween Mobile Home Giveaway” Facebook Scam

Outline:
“Halloween Giveaway” post being shared on Facebook claims that you can get the chance to win a 1400 square foot, 3 bedroom, double wide mobile home just by liking and sharing and adding the comment “Done”.



Analysis:
Both the post and the “Mobile-Homes” Facebook Page that generated it are fraudulent.  The pictured mobile home is not being given away and those who choose to participate have no chance of winning anything whatsoever.

This  is  yet another scam designed to collect large numbers of Facebook likes as quickly as possible. Once the Page has gathered a great many new likes, it can then be reused to launch further scam and spam campaigns, this time to a considerably larger audience. Alternatively, the Page may be sold on the black market to other scammers.

Like-farming scams like this one continue to be very common on Facebook.

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:
HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY! What we are giving away to one lucky family is a 1400 square ft. 3 bedroom double wide home.
TO WIN, LIKE, SHARE & COMMENT “DONE”

Halloween Mobile Home Giveaway Scam




Last updated: October 31, 2016
First published: October 31, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Watch Out For ‘Luxury RV’ Giveaway Scams On Facebook