According to a post purporting to be from a Facebook Page named ‘Royal Caribbean Australia’, Australian residents can get a chance to win a cruise just by sharing the post and then clicking a link.
However, the Facebook Page is fraudulent and has no connection whatsoever with Royal Caribbean. The promised cruise prizes do not exist and there are no winners other than the scammers who created the fake Page. In fact, the Page is a typical survey scam designed to trick you into submitting your personal information on dodgy survey websites.
The scammers earn commissions each and every time a victim falls for the ruse and supplies his or her details.
Scams like this one continue to be very common on Facebook. If you would like more information about how these scams work, please refer to the following Hoax-Slayer pages:
What is a Facebook Survey Scam?
Royal Caribbean International ‘Vacation Package’ Like-Farming and Survey Scam
Survey Scam List
Win a Cruise! Limited time, enter now! AU OnlyHow would you like to win a cruise? Well we’re giving you that chance. Simply share this post then go here: www.auvacations.com/?comp for a chance to win. Participation is FREE. Competition only open for Residents of Australia. Winners are notified, like our page for updates.
Last updated: February 28, 2016
First published: February 28, 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!