Facebook Page calling itself “Mitsubishi 2016” claims that, “for the first time in Facebook History”, you can win a Mitsubishi Mirage just by liking the Page, sharing the prize promotion post, and adding a comment specifying what colour car you would like should you win.
The Facebook Page is fraudulent. It has no connection to Mitsubishi and those who participate have no chance whatsoever of winning a Mirage. The Page is not giving away any cars.
The fake Facebook Page is a scam designed to accumulate large numbers of Facebook likes as quickly as possible. Once the Page has collected a large number of likes, it can then be reused to launch other types of scam. Alternatively, it might be sold on the black market to other scammers.
This version attempts to add some credibility to its claims by linking to a press release about the results of a genuine Mitsubishi promotion in which a customer of the company won a car. And, the post uses an image stolen from this genuine promotion, which took place several years ago and has no connection to the current scam.
Like-farming scams like this one are very common.
This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video explains more about how like-farming scams work:
For the FIRST time in Facebook history we are giving away 9 Mitsubishi MIRAGE 2016 to nine winners that will select on December 25
(Christmas Day) completely at random.Would you like to join the amazing give
away for a chance to own a brand new MIRAGE 2016?
Simply follow the steps below to enter the competition.
Step 1) LIKE this page
Step 2) Share on your wall ( Very Important)
Step 3) Comment which color you want.(BLACK, RED, WHITE)View last year winner :
The winners will be messaged on public
Last updated: December 4, 2016
First published: December 4, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
Mitsubishi 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!