Facebook scammers seemingly love giving away imaginary tiny houses. In recent years, there have been dozens of versions of these giveaway scams on Facebook, all featuring stolen images of tiny houses in various parts of the world.
The version I discuss here claims that all you need to do for a chance to win one of three beautiful tiny houses this February is share the post, add the comment “WIN”, and like the Facebook Page that the post is published on.
The post includes images stolen from the website of a New Zealand based company that specializes in tiny houses. The pictured tiny house was completed back in April 2019.
To be clear, no amount of liking, sharing, and commenting will get you a chance to win this tiny house or any other. The owners of the bogus Page do not have any tiny houses to give away.
In fact, the post is yet another like-farming scam designed to gather likes and promote the Page across Facebook.
Once the Facebook Page has accumulated a large number of likes via such fake giveaways, it can then be used to launch other types of scam, this time, to a much larger pool of potential victims. Or, the Page might be sold on the black market to other scammers. The more likes a Facebook Page has, the more it can be potentially sold for.
If you scroll down on the scam Facebook Page that is offering the imaginary tiny house giveaway, you will see other very similar posts promising the chance to win expensive RVs and other tiny houses. All the posts are scams. Fake RV giveaways are another scammer favourite.
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New versions of these giveaway scams, many of which offer the same prizes and feature the same stolen images pop up all the time.
Don’t get caught out by these scams. And don’t be tricked into participating “just in case” the claims are real. These Facebook giveaway scams are not harmless. By participating, you are not only helping scammers promote their nefarious schemes but also exposing your family and friends to the scam as well.
A screenshot of the scam post:
This February – We are giving away three beautiful Tiny Houses for three families. To participate:
Like our page
Since you’ve read this far……can I ask you for a big favour?
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