According to a post currently being distributed on Facebook, you can get a chance to win a free 2020 Ram 1500 truck just by sharing, commenting, and clicking a link to register.
The post claims that the car company is giving away the vehicle because it was “not sold in time during summer”.
Of course, it is simply absurd to suggest that any company would give away a very expensive vehicle to a randomly selected stranger on Facebook simply because it had not been sold within a certain timeframe
Like others of its ilk, the scam post is designed to trick people into promoting a dodgy Facebook Page by getting them to share and comment.
And, clicking the link in the post does not get you to any valid registration page. If you do click, you’ll be taken to a fake landing page that features a stolen image of a Ram truck. The page urges you to click a button to confirm that you are over 16 years old.
But clicking just takes you to yet another suspect website. The exact site you end up on may vary.
Some ask for your name and contact details, ostensibly so that you can get a chance to win further prizes. This information will be shared with dodgy marketing companies who will subsequently bombard you with unwanted promotional calls, emails, and text messages.
Others may try to trick you into installing scammy browser extensions that can hijack your search engine and bombard you with dubious “offers” and links to “free” apps.
Alas, no matter how many times you click, you will never get to register for the supposed giveaway. No Ram trucks are being given away and you have zero chance of winning anything at all.
Be wary of any Facebook post that claims that you can win a valuable prize such as a car just by sharing and commenting.
A screenshot of the scam post:
A screenshot of the scam landing page:
Transcript of the scam post:
This is one of the vehicles that were not sold in time during the summer, we decided instead to give it to someone who shares by Friday!
( comment RAM )
Register: [Link removed]