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Several Facebook pages that have appeared in recent weeks are claiming that users can win holidays to Legoland, theme park tickets, and other prizes.
Posts on the Facebook Pages claim that you can like, share, and comment and then follow a link to get a chance to win the promised prize. They feature Legoland logos, images, and videos to make them appear authentic.
However, these Pages are fraudulent and are not associated with Legoland. Those who participate have no chance of winning any Legoland holidays or tickets.
The Official Legoland Windsor Facebook Page has published a warning about the scams, noting:
We are aware of on-going competitions being shared on Facebook that claim to be from the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. These are NOT genuine or in any way affiliated with our attraction.
Action is being taken to remove these and we urge guests not to share their personal details or forward these posts on to their contacts. For more advice visit http://fal.cn/VxCJ
There is more information about the scams on the Legoland Windsor website here.
If one of the scam Legoland posts comes your way, do not like, share or comment on it. And do not click any links that it contains.
You can read more about Facebook Giveaway Scams via the links below.
- Facebook Survey Scams
- Facebook Like-Farming Scams
- How to Recognize Facebook Prize and Giveaway Scams
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!