Facebook post claims that you can get a chance to win one of six beautiful diamond rings just by sharing the post, liking the associated Facebook Page, and adding the comment “RING”. The post includes a video clip depicting the six rings.
Both the post and the Facebook Page that generated it are fraudulent. No amount of liking, sharing, and commenting will give you even the slightest chance of winning one of the rings. The Page never had these rings – or any other prizes – to give away in the first place. The video showing the rings was taken from the Facebook Page of New York diamond store, Forever Diamonds NY.
In fact, the fake diamond giveaway Facebook Page is a scam designed to accumulate large numbers of Facebook likes as quickly as possible. After the Page has gathered a large number of likes, it can then be reused to perpetrate survey scams and spam campaigns. Or, the Facebook Page might be sold on the black market to other scammers.
Like-farming scams like this one appear continually on the network and take many forms.
This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video explains more about how like-farming scams work:
To Celebrate the success of our business this year. We are giving away 6 Beautiful Diamond rings to 6 very lucky fans.
TO ENTER: SHARE this post, LIKE our page & COMMENT “RING” .
Winners will be chosen on Dec 10th just in time for Christmas. Good luck
Last updated: December 1, 2016
First published: December 1, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
Forever Diamonds New York Facebook Page
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!