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
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!