Mitsubishi Mirage Giveaway Facebook Scam

Outline:
Facebook Page calling itself “Mitsubishi 2016” claims that, “for the  first time in Facebook History”,  you can win a Mitsubishi Mirage just by liking the Page, sharing the prize promotion post, and adding a comment specifying what colour car you would like should you win.



Analysis:
The Facebook Page is fraudulent. It has no connection to Mitsubishi and those who participate have no chance whatsoever of winning a Mirage. The Page is not giving away any cars.

The fake Facebook Page is a scam designed to accumulate large numbers of Facebook likes as quickly as possible. Once the Page has collected a large number of likes, it can then be reused to launch other types of scam. Alternatively, it might be sold on the black market to other scammers.
This version attempts to add some credibility to its claims by linking to a press release about the results of a genuine Mitsubishi promotion in which a customer of the company won a car. And, the post uses an image stolen from this genuine promotion, which took place several years ago and has no connection to the current scam.

Like-farming scams like this one are very common.

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:
For the FIRST time in Facebook history we are giving away 9 Mitsubishi MIRAGE 2016 to nine winners that will select on December 25
(Christmas Day) completely at random.Would you like to join the amazing give
away for a chance to own a brand new MIRAGE 2016?
Simply follow the steps below to enter the competition.
Step 1) LIKE this page
Step 2) Share on your wall ( Very Important)
Step 3) Comment which color you want.(BLACK, RED, WHITE)View last year winner :
[Link Removed]
The winners will be messaged on publicMItsubishi Car Like-Farming Scam




Last updated: December 4, 2016
First published: December 4, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Mitsubishi Facebook Page

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