Facebook post claims that you can get the chance to win a 1933 Ford Vicky car with a matching custom trailer just by sharing the post, liking the Facebook Page the post comes from, and adding the comment “Thanks”.
The Facebook Page is fraudulent. It is not giving away a Ford Vicky or any other prize. In fact, those who participate have zero chance of winning anything at all. The image of the Ford Vicky and trailer used in the scam post has been posted to various other websites including one that lists the depicted vehicle for sale.
The bogus post is designed simply to gather large numbers of new likes for the fashion related Facebook Page it comes from. Via this bogus giveaway tactic, the Facebook Page can gain a great many new likes very quickly. It will thus have a considerably larger potential audience for subsequent posts.
Like-farming scams are very common on Facebook. In fact, new scam Pages appear on Facebook every day. Please do not help the scammers who create such fraudulent Facebook Pages by liking, sharing, and commenting.
This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video provides more information about like-farming scams:
Last updated: January 30, 2017
First published: January 30, 2017
By Brett M. Christensen
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!