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Toyota Rav4 Giveaway Scam Hitting Facebook

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline

Facebook Page claims that, “for the first time in Facebook history”, you can win a 2016 Toyota Rav4 by liking the Page, liking, sharing, and commenting on a promotional post,  and clicking a link.

Analysis

The Facebook Page is fraudulent and it is certainly not giving away any Toyota Rav4 vehicles. It is a typical survey scam designed to trick you into spamming your friends with the same bogus promotion and submitting your personal information on dodgy survey websites.

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 5 Toyota RAV4 2016. Five Lucky Winners randomly selected on September 15,2016! For a chance to win, Follow the steps below:
->Like this page
->Like and Share this post.
->Comment the color you want.
->Winners Will be Posted Here -> [Link removed]
All these steps are necessary to be registered.
Good Luck to AllToyota Rav4 Facebook Giveaway scam

 

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

 


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,
Hoax-Slayer