A Facebook Page called “iPhone X” is supposedly giving away 50 iPhone X phones to users who like, share, and comment with their desired phone colour.
The post, which includes an image featuring iPhones in various colours, exhorts you to hurry up and enter and promises that winners will be announced via Facebook messenger on October 27th.
But, alas, the post is just another Facebook like-farming scam. No amount of liking, sharing, and commenting will give you a chance to win an iPhone. Despite its claims, the Facebook Page is not giving away any iPhones.
The fake giveaway is designed simply to gather large numbers of likes as quickly as possible. Once the Page has successfully built its like numbers via the bogus giveaway, it can launch further scams, this time to a much larger potential audience.
Or, the owners of the fake Page may sell it to other scammers. The more likes a Facebook Page has the more it will likely sell for on the black market.
Scams like this are very common on Facebook.
An example of the scam post:
Hurry up, Hurry up, Hurry up!!!
We are giving Only 50 iPhone X on 27th October 2017, Follow Steps!
Step 1) Like our page iPhone X
Step 2) Comment which Color you want,
Step 3) Share on your Wall,
Good Luck to everyone!
#. WINNERS will be contacted in Facebook Message
#. 50 Lucky Winners Will Be Announced On 27th October 2017
#. Make sure you follow steps!!
This video provides more information about Facebook like farming scams: