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“We Are Giving 20 BMW” Facebook Like-Farming Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Facebook Page claims that it is giving away 20 BMW cars on February 1st 2017, and, for a chance to win, all you need to do is like the Page, share a post and comment “done”.



Analysis:
The claims on the Facebook Page are lies. The Page is not giving away even 1 BMW, let alone 20. Those who choose to participate by liking, sharing, and commenting have no chance whatsoever of winning a BMW or any other prize.

In fact, the fake Facebook Page is yet another scam designed to accumulate large numbers of Facebook likes as quickly as possible. After the Page has collected a large number of likes, it can then be reused to launch other types of scam. Or, it might be sold on the black market to other scammers.

Like-farming scams continue to be very common on Facebook.

This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video explains more about how like-farming scams work:

Refer to the following resources for further details about such scams:
Facebook Like-Farming Scams
Like-Farming Scam List




Example:
We are giving 20 BMW On February 1st 2017
20 Lucky Winners Will Be Announced On February 1st !!
Step 1) Like this post
Step 2) Share on your wall
Step 3) Comment Done
Good Luck to everyone !
BMW Like-Farming Scam



Last updated: January 9, 2017
First published: January 9, 2017
By Brett M. Christensen
About Hoax-Slayer

References
BMW 435i Giveaway Like-Farming Scam




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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.

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Hoax-Slayer