Various Facebook Pages claim to be giving away 20 luxury RV’s On February 14, 2017 as part of a “Valentine’s Day Gift Giveaway”.
The Facebook Pages are scams designed to accumulate large numbers of Facebook likes as quickly as possible. Once the Pages have collected a large number of likes, they can then be reused to launch other types of scam. Or, they may be sold on the black market to other scammers.
These Facebook Pages are certainly not giving away even one “luxury RV”, let alone twenty. In fact, the suggestion that any Facebook Page would give away millions of dollars worth of RVs just to gain a few likes and shares is utterly absurd. The same collection of fake RV giveaway posts has been recycled among several bogus Facebook Pages in recent weeks. After one of the bogus Pages has used the RV giveaway ruse to collect a great many new likes, its owners may then remove all of the RV posts and publish them on another bogus Page they operate.
In fact, the same fraudulent RV giveaway posts were also used over and over again on many different scam Facebook Pages during 2016. After Valentine’s Day has come and gone, the same scam posts will likely be revamped to fit other occasions and reposted yet again.
Bottom line? Any Facebook Page or Post that claims that you can win a luxury RV worth hundreds of thousands of dollars just by liking, sharing, and commenting is a scam. Do not help these scammers by participating in their bogus giveaways.
This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video explains more about how like-farming scams work:
Last updated: February 9, 2017
First published: February 9, 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!