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‘Family Trip to Lapland’ Facebook Like-farming Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

According to a post that is currently being shared on Facebook, you can win a family trip to Lapland just by liking, sharing, and commenting.  

Supposedly, the prize includes flights as well as accommodation in a luxury cabin.

Here’s an example of the post:

Win a trip to Lapland in 2018
3 nights in Lapland with your family

return flights + luxury cabin

Like & sahare then comment “Lapland”

 

Lapland Trip Facebook ScamBut, alas, the promised prize does not exist and those who choose to participate have no chance of winning any prizes.

In fact, the post is a typical like-farming scam as is the Facebook Page it comes from.  Posts from such scam Facebook Pages are designed to collect as many likes as possible in the shortest possible time.

Once the Page has accumulated a large number of likes, it can then be resued to perpetrate other types of scams, this time to a much larger potential audience.

Or, the Page made be sold on the black market to other scammers, who will use it for their own needs.

Scam Facebook Pages like this one continue to be very common.

This video from the Hoax-Slayer YouTube channel explains how like-farming scams work:

 



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,
Hoax-Slayer