A Facebook Page that masquerades as the official Page for the popular singer and actress Janet Jackson is claiming that the star is giving away large amounts of cash and valuable prizes to her fans.
Posts on the Facebook Page claim that you can get a chance to win the cash or prizes on offer just by liking, sharing, commenting, and clicking a link to download Janet Jackson’s latest film.
But, despite its name and appearance, the Facebook Page has no connection to Janet Jackson and those who participate have no chance whatsoever of winning the promised cash and prizes.
In fact, the Page is a scam designed to trick people into signing up for a suspect video streaming service that demands your personal information and credit card details.
And, by insisting that you like, share, and comment, the scammers ensure that their fake giveaway posts are seen by an ever-increasing number of potential victims.
This is just one of several fake Janet Jackson Facebook Pages that may appear on the network at any one time. As soon as one of the fake Pages is removed, another will be created to take its place.
Note that the official Janet Jackson Facebook Page has Facebook’s official blue tick icon beside the name to verify its authenticity.
Facebook scammers create fake Pages that use the names of many other celebrities as well. All these bogus Facebook Pages falsely claim that the targeted stars are giving away cash or prizes to their fans. Dozens of fake Tyler Perry Facebook Pages have appeared in recent weeks. Yet more versions have used the names of Adele, 50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather, and many other celebrities.
Keep in mind that most high-profile celebrities will have the official verified icon beside their Facebook Page names.
Of course, many stars are indeed generous and do give to charities and the less fortunate. However, it is vastly unlikely that even the most successful stars will randomly give away large amounts of cash or valuable prizes such as Range Rovers to strangers via Facebook. Any such claim should be treated as suspect.
If one of these celebrity scam giveaway posts comes your way, do not spread the scam further by liking, sharing, or commenting. And, do not click any links in the messages.
Examples of the fake Janet Jackson giveaway posts:
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!