Various Facebook Pages are featuring a post that claims that you can win one of 52 camper cars just by sharing the post and liking the Facebook Page it was published on. Supposedly, the campers are being given away free because they have been used as stock and therefore can’t be sold.
The claims in the post are lies. No amount of liking and sharing will give you the chance to win one of the pictured vehicles. No camper cars are being given away. And, the claim that any company would simply give away 52 luxury RVs worth many thousands of dollars each just because the vehicles had been used as display stock is, of course, utter nonsense.
In fact, the ‘camper car giveaway” posts are scams designed to accumulate large numbers of Facebook likes as quickly as possible. After posting such a scam giveaway message, the Facebook Page will gain a great many new likes. The Page may post further scam messages that try to trick people into submitting their personal information on suspect “survey” websites. Or it may post messages promoting its desired products or services. But, whatever it posts will likely reach a considerably large number of potential victims thanks to the new page likes collected during the scam giveaway campaign.
Alternatively, the fraudulent Facebook Pages may be sold on the black market to other scammers.
Facebook scams like this one continue to be very common.
This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video explains more about how like-farming scams work:
We have got 52 (Camper car) that can’t be sold because they have been stock. Therefore we are giving them away for free. Want one of them? Just SHARE this photo & LIKE Our Page and we will choose 52 people completely at random on November 15!
Last updated: November 7, 2016
First published: November 7, 2016
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!