According to a post that is currently being shared on Facebook, you can win a 2018 Ford Raptor just by sharing the post and then visiting a website to claim your prize.
The post includes photographs of a Ford Raptor in various colours.
A screenshot of the scam post:
But, alas, the post is a scam. Those who participate have no chance of winning the promised prize. The Facebook page that the post was published on is fraudulent, and no Ford Raptors are being given away.
Moreover, the vehicle depicted in the post’s photos is not a 2018 model Ford Raptor. In fact, the images were stolen from a 2010 post on a car enthusiasts forum. The person who posted the images used Photoshop to create images of the same vehicle in several different colours.
The fraudulent message is designed to trick you into first spamming your Facebook friends with the same fake prize post and then visiting a dodgy “survey” website.
If you click the link in the post in the hope of completing your entry, you will be taken to a bogus web page that claims that you must fill out or a short survey ( or “syrvey”, according to the page) to enter. The web page invites you to click on your country name to proceed.
Clicking takes you to another website that promises the chance to win further prizes by filling in surveys and providing your name and contact details. But, if you do participate, the information you provide will be shared with site sponsors and external marketing companies.
Thus, soon after participating, you will begin receiving unwanted and annoying emails, text messages, phone calls, and letters promoting a variety of products and services you no doubt neither want nor need.
And, no matter how many surveys you fill out, you will never get to complete your entry to win the Ford Raptor. To reiterate, the promised prize does not exist and your chances of winning are nil.
Giveaway and prize scams like this one are very common on Facebook. If one comes your way, don’t be tempted to participate. By doing so, you will be exposing your family and friends to the scam, aiding and abetting Facebook fraudsters, and willingly giving your personal information to unscrupulous online marketers.