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Toyota 4Runner Facebook Giveaway Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline

Facebook Page claims that, “for the first time in Facebook history”, you can win a 2016 Toyota 4Runner by liking the Page and liking, sharing, and commenting on a “prize” post.

Analysis

The Facebook Page is fraudulent.  It is not giving away any Toyota 4Runners and is in no way associated with Toyota.  In fact, it is a typical like-farming scam designed to gather large numbers of Page likes as quickly as possible. Once the Facebook Page has gathered a great many new likes, it can then be used to launch survey scams. Or, the Page may be sold on the black market to other scammers.  The more likes the Page has, the more it can sell for on the black market.

Scams like this are very common on Facebook. Do not help the scammers by participating in their bogus promotions.

Example

For the first time in Facebook history, We decided to give away 3 Toyota 4Runner 2016. Three Lucky Winners randomly selected on September 23,2016!

Simply follow the steps below to enter the competition

1->Like this page
2->Like and Share this post
3->Comment Which Color You Want!!

Winners will be choosen on September 23 2016 randomly and messaged on public via our fan page.

Good Luck!

Toyota 4Runner Facebook Scam

 

The following Hoax-Slayer YouTube video covers a similar scam that claimed to be giving away a Range Rover:


 

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