According to a Facebook Page that calls itself “Audi Passion”, you can win one of two Audi cars just by liking, sharing, and commenting.
The giveaway post on the Facebook Page features an image of a man standing beside an Audi and claims that the lucky winners will be announced on November 15.
However, the giveaway is yet another Facebook like-farming scam. The Audi Passion Facebook Page has no connection to any legitimate Audi dealership and no cars are being given away.
Those who participate have no chance of winning anything at all. The image used in the scam post was stolen from a 2015 report about an Audi dealership in Qatar.
The fraudulent Facebook Page is designed to accumulate large numbers of Facebook likes as rapidly as possible. Once the Page has gathered a great many likes, it can then be reused to launch other types of scams. Or, it might be sold on the black market to other scammers.
Scams like this one are very common on Facebook.
This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video provides more information about like-farming scams:
An example of the scam post:
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!