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‘Disney World Trip for Five’ Facebook Prize Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

According to a Facebook Page that calls itself “Walt Disney World Rt.”, you can get a bag containing a Disney World trip for five, sweets, and other prizes just by sharing and commenting on a giveaway post. 

However, the supposed giveaway is a scam.  The Facebook Page has no connection to the genuine Walt Disney World Page, which features Facebook’s blue “verified” icon. No trips are being given away and those who participate have no chance of receiving one of the pictured bags.

The image used in the scam post actually depicts Minnie Mouse themed gift bags that can be used for a child’s birthday party.

The fraudulent giveaway is designed to promote the fake page across Facebook so that it gains many new likes and followers.  The Page can then be used to launch survey scams or other types of fraudulent activity, this time to a much larger pool of potential victims. 

An example of the scam post:

Disney World Bags 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.

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