“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”.
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:
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”
Last updated: October 31, 2016
First published: October 31, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen