Post on a Facebook Page that supposedly belongs to Tyler Perry claims that the popular US entertainer is giving away a Nissan Maxima to one of his fans. The post claims that you can get the chance to win the car just by liking the Page and sharing the post.
The Facebook Page is not associated with Tyler Perry in any way and the claim that the actor is giving away a car to a fan is a lie.
In fact, the Facebook Page is a like-farming scam designed to collect large numbers of Page likes as quickly as possible. Once the bogus Page has accumulated a great many new likes, it can then be reused to launch further spam and scam campaigns. Or, it might be sold on the black market to other scammers. The more likes a Page has the more money it can be sold for.
Tyler Perry’s genuine Facebook Page, which features Facebook’s blue “verified” icon, is called “Tyler Perry”, not “Tyler-Perry”. The scammers have created a Facebook Page name very similar to that of the genuine Page by simply adding a hyphen between the first and last names.
Last updated: February 3, 2017
First published: February 3, 2017
By Brett M. Christensen