Various Facebook Pages claim that you can win a Chevrolet Camaro by sharing a promotional photo, adding a comment with your desired car colour, and clicking a link.
The Facebook Pages are fraudulent. Those who participate in the supposed giveaways have zero chance of winning a Camaro or anything else. The fake giveaways are designed to trick Facebook users into submitting their personal information on dodgy prize websites.
For the second time in facebook history we are giving away a Chevrolet Camaro to one winner that we will select on 5 september, completely at random.
Would you like to join this amazing giveaway for a chance to own a brand new Camaro ? Simply follow the steps below to enter the competition :
1. Share this photo
2. Comment below your desired color
3. Click the following link –> [Link Removed]
The winner will be messaged via inbox message
According to several Facebook Pages that are currently spawning “giveaway” posts across the network, you can win a Chevrolet Camaro just by sharing one of the posts, adding a comment specifying which colour vehicle you would like should you win, and clicking a link to finalise your entry. The posts feature photographs of Camaro cars decked out in ribbons and claim that the winners will be selected at random on a specified date.
However, the Facebook Pages – and the “giveaway” post that they generate – are fraudulent. No amount of sharing, commenting, and clicking will ever give you the chance to win the promised Chevrolet Camaro. There are no prizes and the only winners are the scammers who created the bogus Facebook Pages in the first place.
By instructing people to share and comment as a condition of entry, the scammers ensure that the fake prize posts will be seen by an ever widening number of Facebook users.
And, if you click the links in the scam messages, you will be taken to various dodgy “survey” websites that offer the chance to win further prizes in exchange for submitting your name, email address, home address, and phone numbers.
But, legal clauses included on these websites state that, by participating, you are agreeing to share your personal information with site sponsors and third-party marketing companies who will “contact you via email, phone, text or post with more interesting offers”. Thus, you will soon be inundated with unwanted and annoying marketing material.
And, no matter how many surveys you fill out or offers you sign up for, you will never get to claim your Chevrolet Camaro prize entry. Given that the prize never existed to begin with, this is hardly surprising.
Meanwhile, the scammers who created the fake Camaro giveaway Pages will earn commissions each time somebody provides information on one of the survey websites.
Scams like this one are very common. Almost identical “Chevrolet Camaro giveaway” scams have regularly appeared on Facebook since at least 2013. And, alternative versions of the scam have claimed that they are giving away several other kinds of luxury vehicles.
In this Hoax-Slayer YouTube video, we cover a very similar scam that falsely claims to be giving away a Range Rover rather than a Camaro:
Last updated: August 30, 2016
First published: August 30, 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!