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The ‘Auto Drive’ Facebook Page Is Yet Another Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

Yet another fraudulent Facebook Page is tricking naive users into first liking, sharing, and commenting and then submitting their personal information on spammy survey websites.

The bogus Page, which calls itself “Auto Drive”, claims that participants can get the chance to win valuable prizes such as LED TV’s, SUV’s, luxury campers, and up-market 4WD vehicles.

Just a few of the Page’s recent giveaway posts:

We are giving away “Ford Everest SUV” Today !


Validate Your Participation [link removed]

Happy Camper Giveaway !

We are giving away “Microlite Camper” Today !


Validate Your Participation [link removed]

Happy weekend Giveaway !

We are giving away “80” LED TV” Today !


Validate Your Participation [link removed]

On the Celebration of our Anniversary,We are happy to Giveaway Brand New “Ford F-250″ to 2 lucky fans, randomly selected on the Date, 7th April,2017.

To Participate in this raffle, Like & Share this Post,

Comment ” WIN” , Also Make Sure you like our Page

Validate Your Participation Here [link removed]

All of the posts include images or videos depicting the supposed prize.

But, alas, the Facebook Page is not giving away any of the listed prizes. The images and videos are stolen from other sources. And, participants have no chance whatsoever of winning any of the prizes listed.

The scammers who operate the fraudulent Facebook Page have two main goals:

Tricking people into promoting and endorsing the fake giveaways.

By stipulating that people must like, share, and comment as a condition of entry, the scammers ensure that their bogus posts spread rapidly across Facebook and they will thereby gain many more victims.

Tricking people into divulging their personal details on third-party websites.

Those who click the “Validate Your Participation” link will be taken to a website that claims that they must fill in a brief survey to complete the entry.

At the end of the survey, victims will be asked to submit their name, email address, home address, and phone numbers, ostensibly as a means of entering further prize draws.

But, fine-print on the site will state that, by participating, they are agreeing to share their personal information with the site’s clients and sponsors. So, soon after participating, victims will begin receiving marketing phone calls, text messages, emails, and letters that they most likely neither want nor need.

The Scammers Get Paid For Your Information

The scammers will earn commissions from the third party websites each time someone provides their personal details.

The fake Auto Drive Facebook Page is just one among hundreds of such Pages that appear on Facebook every day. If one of these fake prize posts comes your way, don’t click on it. And don’t be tempted to participate just in case. You won’t win anything and you’ll end up giving your personal details to scammers and spammers.

This video from the Hoax-Slayer YouTube Channel discusses a similar survey scam attempt that promises participants the chance to win a Range Rover:

More Information About Survey Scams

What is a Facebook Survey Scam?
Survey Scam List

Importance Notice

After 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 You

I 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 Date

Hoax-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!

Brett Christensen,