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“Big Wheels” Like-Farming Scam Facebook Page

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Facebook Page that calls itself “Big Wheels” claims that you can win a variety of valuable prizes including bags of cash, cars, utility vehicles, and even refrigerators just by liking the Page, liking and sharing promotional posts, and commenting “done”.



Analysis:
The Facebook Page is fraudulent. It is not giving away any prizes of any kind. Those who participate have zero chance of winning anything at all.

The fake Facebook Page is designed simply to gather large numbers of Facebook likes. Once the bogus Page has collected a great many new likes, it can then be used to launch survey scams or other types of fraudulent activity.  Or, it may be sold on the black market to other scammers.

Unfortunately, this is just one of many similar like-farming scams on Facebook. New scam Pages appear on Facebook everyday.  Please do not help the scammers who create such Facebook Pages by liking, sharing, and commenting.

This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video provides more information about like-farming scams:




Refer to the following resources for further details about such scams:
Facebook Like-Farming Scams
Like-Farming Scam List

Example:
WE ARE GIVING AWAY “50000$ Cash Prize” ON 19TH OCTOBER !
TO WIN IT, LIKE & SHARE THIS POST,
COMMENT “DONE”


WE ARE GIVING AWAY “Refrigerator” ON 21st OCTOBER !
TO WIN IT, LIKE & SHARE THIS POST,
COMMENT “DONE”


WE ARE GIVING AWAY “SUZUKI UTILITY TRUCK” ON 20TH OCTOBER !
TO WIN IT, LIKE & SHARE THIS POST,
COMMENT “DONE”
Click On “Sign Up” Button On The Top Of Our Page To Validate Your Participation.


WE ARE GIVING AWAY “John Deere Gator XUV590i Utility” ON 19TH OCTOBER !
TO WIN IT, LIKE & SHARE THIS POST,
COMMENT “DONE”
Click On “Sign Up” Button On The Top Of Our Page To Validate Your Participation.


Big Wheels Like Farming Scam Page




Last updated: October 12, 2016
First published: October 12, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
What is a Facebook Survey Scam?

 

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