“Weekly Deals” Facebook Page claims that you can win various prizes such as Airstream trailers, iPads, and smart TVs just by liking, sharing, commenting, and clicking a link to “validate your participation”.
The Weekly Deals Page is fraudulent. The Page is not giving away any of the items listed. There are no prizes and no winners.
The bogus prize posts are scams designed to trick you into spamming your friends with the same fake giveaway and divulging your personal information on fraudulent survey websites.
Weekly Deals is just one in a stable of closely linked – and equally fraudulent – Facebook Pages that all promise participants the chance to win fabulous prizes just for liking, sharing, commenting, and filling in surveys. One very similar scam page is called “The Weekly Deal”. Another goes by the name of “Daily Deal”. These Pages tend to cross promote each other’s fraudulent material and are most likely all operated by the same set of scammers.
This video from the Hoax-Slayer YouTube Channel discusses a similar survey scam attempt that promises participants the chance to win a Range Rover:
Last updated: February 24, 2017
First published: February 24, 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!