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Country House Giveaway Facebook Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Facebook Page claims that you can win the small country cottage depicted in photographs on the Page just by liking, sharing, and commenting.



Analysis:
No cottages are being given away. Participants have no chance whatsoever of winning the little house shown in the photographs.

The fake Facebook Page is a scam designed to collect large numbers of Facebook likes as quickly as possible. After the offending Page has collected a large number of likes, it can then be used  to perpetrate survey scams and other types of fraudulent activity.  Or, in some cases, the fake Facebook Pages might be sold to other scammers. There is a thriving black market for such Pages. The more likes a Page has, the more it can be sold for.

There is a seemingly endless stream of these scam post hitting Facebook. More of the Fake Pages appear every day. Don’t be fooled into participating.


Example:
Country Cottage Giveaway Scam

 

This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video explains more about how like-farming scams work:

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




Last updated: December 11, 2016
First published: December 11, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
About Hoax-Slayer

References
Mega Luxury Dream House Giveaway’ Facebook Scam




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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.

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