Circulating Facebook post claims that a Facebook Page called “4×4 Warehouse” has decided to give away 5 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT’s “for the first time in Facebook history”. To enter, claims the post, all you need to do is like the Facebook page, like and share the post, and add the comment “Me”.
The Post and Facebook Page are fraudulent. No Jeep Grand Cherokee’s are being given away. No amount of liking, sharing or commenting will give you even the slightest chance of winning a Jeep or any other prize.
Like hundreds of others of its ilk, this fake Facebook Page is just another scam designed to gather large numbers of Facebook likes as quickly as possible. Once the Page has harvested a large number of likes, it can then be redeployed to launch other types of scams. Or, it might be sold on the black market to other scammers. The more likes one of these fake Facebook Pages has acquired, the higher the price it will command on the black market.
Like-farming scams continue to be very common on Facebook. There has been an ongoing series of very similar scams that have all promised the chance to win luxury vehicles “for the first time in Facebook history”.
This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video explains more about how like-farming scams work:
Better be quick because for the first time in Facebook history, we have decided to give away 5 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT’s! All 5 Lucky Winners will be randomly selected on November 20th 2016 and notified via inbox message of their winnings! Simply follow the steps below to enter the competition.
1->Like this page.
2->Share this post.
3->Comment “Me” below.
Last updated: November 20, 2016
First published: November 20, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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!