Facebook Page called “Blameitonal” publishes a continuing stream of “prize ” posts that claim users can win cars, cash, and other valuable prizes just by liking, sharing, and commenting.
The Facebook Page is fraudulent. The competition posts are not genuine and participants have no chance whatsoever of winning the prizes listed. There ARE no prizes.
The fraudulent Facebook Page is designed to accumulate large numbers of likes as quickly as possible. By tricking people into liking, sharing, and commenting, the scammer is able to very effectively and cheaply promote the fraudulent Page across Facebook.
Once the bogus Page has gained a great many new likes, it can then be used to launch further scam campaigns, this time to a much larger potential audience. Or, it might be sold on the black market to other scammers.
Many of the scam posts link to other fraudulent Facebook Pages that are obviously owned and operated by the same scammers. All of these connected scam Pages regurgitate the same fake giveaway posts over and over again.
Don’t be fooled! Don’t help these scammers by liking their bogus Facebook Pages or participating in their fake giveaways.
This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video explains more about how like-farming scams work:
Last updated: February 5, 2017
First published: February 5, 2017
By Brett M. Christensen
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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!