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Facebook Scam — ‘Unsellable’ Roulotte RV Giveaway

by Brett M. Christensen

According to a Facebook Page that calls itself “Vehicles Fans”, you can go in the draw to win one of thirty Roulotte RVs just by liking, sharing, and commenting.  “Roulotte” is a French word that means “caravan”.

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RVs Can’t be Sold Because They Are Unsellable? — Wait, What?

The Page makes the utterly absurd claim that the RV’s cannot be sold because they are unsellable and are therefore being given away.

-We have got 30 (Roulotte RVs) that cant be sold because
they have been unsellable. Therefore we are giving them away for free.
Want one of them ?! Just Share this photo & Like Our page and we will choose 30 people completely at random on April 19! as your Luck Big Day
Comment ‘DONE’

But, not surprisingly, the claims are nonsense. The Facebook Page is fraudulent and it is certainly not giving away any RV’s. There are no prizes and no winners. The suggestion that any company would give away millions of dollars worth of RVs to random Facebook users in exchange for a few likes is simply ridiculous. And, the Page does not explain why the vehicles are unsellable. If the RVs were so damaged and defective that they could not be sold, then they could not be given away as working vehicles either. The “unsellable” claim is meaningless and stupid.

Giveaway is a Like-Farming Scam

In fact, the supposed giveaway is yet another like-farming scam that is designed to collect as many Page likes as possible in the shortest possible time. Once the bogus Page has accumulated a large number of likes, it can then be reused to launch survey scams and other types of fraudulent activity, this time to a much larger potential audience.

Alternatively, after it has gathered a large number of likes, the bogus Facebook Page may be sold on the black market to other scammers who will repurpose it to fit their own nefarious goals.

By insisting that participants share and comment as well as like, the scammers ensure that their fraudulent giveaway posts spread rapidly across Facebook gaining many more victims as they travel.

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RV Giveaway Scams Are Very Common

Facebook scammers apparently love the idea of promising users the chance to win (non-existant) luxury RVs.  In recent years, the scam tactic has been used over and over again. And, there are several other fake Facebook Pages that are using the same “Roulotte RV” giveaway posts to harvest likes.

Be wary of any post that claims that you can win a valuable prize such as an RV just by liking, sharing, and commenting.

Screenshot of the Scam Post

Roulotte RV Like-Farming Scam

Importance Notice

After 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 You

I 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 Date

Hoax-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!

Brett Christensen,