Facebook message claims that an associated Facebook Page is giving away ten Lamborghinis. According to the message, all users need to do for a chance to win is like and share the post and comment with their desired car colour.
The message is a scam. The Page is not giving away Lamborghinis as claimed. The post is a typical like-farming scam designed to increase the popularity and reach of the bogus Page and garner more likes under false pretences.
We are giving 10 Lamborghini. on April 5, 2014
Lucky Winners Will Be Announced On 5 April.
Step 1) Like this post.
Step 2) Comment which color you want.
Step 3) Share On Your wall.
Good Luck to everyone!!
According to a message that is currently being passed around Facebook, users can have a chance to win one of ten Lamborghinis just by liking and sharing a promotional image and listing what colour car they would want should they win by posting a comment on their walls. The post, which originates from a Facebook Page that presents itself as an official Lamborghini Page, features an image depicting a row of the luxury cars.
However, the Page has no official connection to Lamborghini and it is not giving away ten of the vehicles as claimed. In fact, the supposed giveaway is a like-farming scam designed to gather likes for the Facebook Page and promote it to a much wider audience via Facebook shares and comments.
The image used in the bogus post has circulated in various other contexts and has no connection to the supposed giveaway.
By launching such fake giveaways, the unscrupulous operators of the Page can drive many new users to their Page and the Page’s like numbers will grow accordingly. The Page can subsequently be used to launch more scam campaigns. Pages with high like numbers can also command high prices on the black market.
Like-farming scams are very common on Facebook. Pretending to give away high-end cars is a favourite like-farmer tactic.
Any Page that claims that you can win an expensive prize such as a car just by liking and sharing should be treated with suspicion. If one of these like-farming scam messages comes your way, do not click any links that it contains. Do not further the goals of these scammers by participating in their bogus promotions.
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!