Facebook scammers seem to have a thing for Range Rovers. Over the last few years, I’ve seen dozens of different like-farming and survey scams on Facebook that all promise you the chance to win a brand new Range Rover just for liking, sharing, commenting, and filling out the odd online survey.
And, each time scammers launch another fake Range Rover giveaway, many thousands of Facebook users respond and participate.
Of course, nobody ever actually wins one of the promised Range Rovers. And the dodgy Facebook Pages that offer these Range Rovers as bait to potential participants don’t actually have any Range Rovers to give away.
But, still, people continue to like, share, and comment in the vain and forlorn hope that the bogus promotion might actually be genuine. Which plays right into the hands of the grubby little scammers and ensures that they’ll continue to inflict yet more Range Rover scams on us in the future.
Bottom line? If you see a post that claims that you can win a Range Rover – or any other high-end vehicle for that matter – just by liking, sharing, commenting, and filling in a survey, it’s a SCAM.
This video from the Hoax-Slayer YouTube channel gives more details about how these scams work:
A typical example of a Range Rover giveaway scam:
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!