According to posts currently being shared on Facebook, you can win a brand new 2019 Toyota 4Runner just by sharing and clicking a link to validate your entry.
One such post, which features several photographs of a Toyota 4Runner, claims that a Facebook user will be chosen at random to receive the prize. A later version claims that the July 2019 winner could not accept the prize, so it is again being offered to Facebook users.
However, the posts are fraudulent and have no connection to Toyota. People who choose to participate have no chance whatsoever of winning a 4Runner.
In fact, the posts are typical Facebook giveaway scams designed to trick you into submitting your personal details on suspect websites.
If you follow the link as instructed, you will be taken to a website that claims you must click a button to complete the validation process. Clicking opens a second website that claims that you can win further prizes such as iPhones by providing your name and contact details.
But, a legal disclosure on the site notes that the information you provide will be shared with third-party marketing companies. So, you will soon be inundated with phone calls, emails, text messages, and letters touting a range of products and services that you most likely neither want nor need.
And, despite completing the supposed validation as instructed, you will never get the promised 4Runner prize entry. No 4Runner is being given away.
Scams like this are very common on Facebook. Be wary of any post or Page that claims that you can win a valuable prize such as a car or holiday just by sharing, liking, and clicking a link.
Screenshot of the scam posts: