Post from the “Disney Cruise Line.” Facebook Page claims that, because a previous winner of a cruise has chosen not to accept the prize, it is being given away again. Supposedly, for a chance to win, all you need to do is share the post, like the Page, and type the word “Fun” as a comment.
The post and Facebook Page are fraudulent and they are not associated with Disney in any way. And there is no prize. Nor was there any previous winner as claimed. The “previous winner” ruse is just a rather lame attempt to make the prize claims seem more plausible.
This is just a typical Facebook scam designed to gather large numbers of likes as quickly as possible. The Page can then be used to launch further scams or sold on the black market to other criminals.
In this case, the scammers have simply added a period at the end of the name “Disney Cruise Line” thereby creating a fake Facebook page with an almost identical name to that of the genuine Page.
Congratulations to our Disney Cruise for 4 winner Mark Oswald – California. This person has chosen not to accept the prize as they can not make the available dates (1st November – 13th November) so we’re giving away the holiday again. Simply share hare this post and Type “Fun” below then Like our page if you want to win and we’ll be picking someone at random within the next 24 hours.
This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video explains more about how like-farming scams work:
Last updated: October 3, 2016
First published: October 3, 2016
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!