“Mini Cooper Giveaway” Scam Targets Singaporean Facebook Users

Outline:
Facebook post claims that, for the “first time in Singapore History”, Mini  will be giving away two Mini Cooper cars to two randomly selected winners.




Analysis:
The post and the Facebook Page that published it are fraudulent. The Facebook Page has no connection to either Mini or parent company BMW and it is certainly not giving away any Mini Coopers. The Page is a Facebook scam like many others that have gone before.

This one is a little different in that it appears to be actively targeting users in a particular location, in this case Singapore.

Of course, like similar Facebook  scams, the goals of the Page are to trick users into first promoting the bogus giveaway via likes, shares, and comments and then divulging their personal information on suspect survey websites. These websites will share your information with online marketing companies who will soon begin inundating you with promotional emails, text messages, phone calls, and letters.

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While this particular version takes aim at people in Singapore, almost identical versions have targeted Facebook users in general.

After some mainstream media attention, the original scam page has now apparently been removed from Facebook. However, new – almost identical – scam pages often quickly appear to replace those that have been removed.

This video from the Hoax-Slayer YouTube Channel discusses a similar survey scam attempt that promises participants the chance to win a Range Rover rather than a Mini Cooper:

Refer to the following resources for further details about such scams:
What is a Facebook Survey Scam?
Survey Scam List

Example:
This will be the first time in Singapore History that we at Mini Cooper will be giving away 2 Amazing Mini Coopers to two winners that we will randomly select on November 1st 2016.
Want to join this amazing giveaway for a chance to own a brand new Mini Cooper? Simply follow the steps below to enter our competition:
1. “Like” (y) These pictures.
2. “Share” This post.
4. Comment color you want: Red or Black
5. Visit website: Link RemovedMini Cooper Singapore Scam Post



Last updated: November 2, 2016
First published: November 2, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Mini Cooper Countryman Giveaway On Facebook Is A Scam
Don’t fall for this Mini Cooper “giveaway” scam on Facebook