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Bora Bora Vacation Facebook Prize Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

A report about an earlier version of this scam was published here in 2016.

A post currently circulating on Facebook claims that you can win 5 nights at the Le Meridien Bora Bora for 5 people just by liking, sharing, and adding the comment “win”.

The post includes photos of the resort along with a supposed cut off date.

However, the post and the associated Facebook Page are fraudulent. No Bora Bora getaways are being given away and there will be no winners.

The fake competition is a like-farming scam designed to promote the bogus Facebook Page and gather likes and shares. Once the fake page has gathered many new likes, it can be used to distribute further scams, this time to a larger audience.

Alternatively, it may be sold on the black market to other scammers.

Scams like this one are very common on Facebook.

Example:

This March – We are giving away 14 nights at the Le Meridien Bora Bora for 5 people. Includes Flights, Accommodation & Transfers. You will have 2 years to use the holiday! To participate:
1⃣Like
2⃣Share
3⃣Comment: “WIN”
Closes 7th March at 9pm.
Facebook does not own, endorse or sponsor this competition or business.
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