“Huge 5000 Piece Hamper” Facebook Prize Scam

Outline:
Circulating Facebook post claims that you can win a huge 5000 piece food hamper that includes luxury meats just by sharing and liking a picture of the hamper and adding the comment “win”.




Analysis:
The post and the various Facebook Pages that have published it are fraudulent. There is no prize and participants have zero chance of winning anything at all.

In fact, the  bogus post is yet another scam designed to accumulate large numbers of Facebook Page likes. Once a fraudulent Facebook Page has gathered a great many new likes via one of these giveaway scams, it can then be repurposed to launch survey scams and other types of fraudulent activity.

Or, it might be sold on the black market to other scammers.

Like-farming scams continue to be very common on Facebook and new versions appear on the network every day.

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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:

500 Piece Hamper Giveaway

 

Last updated: December 8, 2016
First published: December 8, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
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