Facebook Page called “GiveAways Daily” claims that you can win various valuable prizes including laptops and high-end four-wheel drive vehicles just by liking, sharing and commenting.
The Facebook Page is yet another scam designed to accumulate large numbers of Facebook likes as quickly as possible. It is one of a series of related “deal” scam Pages that all promise participants the chance to win valuable prizes. Other scam pages in the same network have been named “Daily Deal”, “The Weekly Deal” and “Weekly Deals”. These bogus Facebook Pages tend to cross promote each other.
All of these Pages are scams and those who participate have no chance whatsoever of winning anything at all.
Once the Pages have collected a large number of likes, they can then be reused to launch other types of scam or promote other scam Pages. Alternatively, they might be sold on the black market to other scammers.
Like-farming scams like this one remain very common.
This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video explains more about how like-farming scams work:
Last updated: March 15, 2017
First published: March 15, 2017
By Brett M. Christensen
Beware The “Weekly Deals” Scam Facebook Page
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!