Facebook Page that calls itself “The Weekly Deal” claims that you can get the chance to win valuable prizes such as 4WD vehicles, lawn tractors, and washer and dryer sets just by liking and sharing, adding the comment “win”, and clicking a link to “validate your participation”.
The Facebook Page is fraudulent. The prizes offered do not exist and those who participate have no chance whatsoever if winning anything at all.
The Page is a scam designed to trick you into first spamming your friends with the fake prize posts and then supplying your personal information on scam survey websites. Any personal information supplied on the scam survey sites will be shared with unscrupulous marketing companies who will subsequently flood you with unwanted phone calls, emails, text messages, and surface letters.
The scammers who operate “The Weekly Deal” will earn commissions when people supply their personal details on one of the survey websites.
Last updated: February 9, 2017
First published: February 9, 2017
By Brett M. Christensen
Hoax-Slayer on YouTube
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!