According to a post being shared on Facebook, Toyota is giving away 500 brand new Land Cruisers as a means of celebrating the company’s birthday.
Supposedly, all you need to do for a chance to win one of the Land Cruisers is like the Facebook Page, share the post, and add the comment “done”.
But, the post is fraudulent. The Facebook Page that published the post has no connection to Toyota and it is not giving away any Land Cruisers. No amount of sharing, liking, or commenting will give you a chance of winning a Land Cruiser or any other prize.
The post is designed to promote the fraudulent Facebook Page and gather as many new Page likes as possible.
Via such fake giveaway posts, the scam Facebook Page can rapidly accumulate a great many new likes, thereby substantially increasing its reach for future posts. The scammers can use the Page to launch survey scams and conduct other types of fraudulent activity, this time to a much larger pool of potential victims.
In some cases, the scammers may sell the bogus Facebook Page to other scammers via a thriving black market. The more likes a Page has, the more it can be sold for.
Facebook like-farming scams like this are very common. Be wary of any Facebook post or Page that promises valuable prizes such as cars, cruises, airline tickets, or tech gear just for liking, sharing, and commenting.
An example of the scam post:
Transcript of the scam post:
Good News for Toyota Lovers
On the birthday of Toyota the company decided to gift brand new Land Cruiser to their 500 Facebook fans. To win Land Cruiser just complete the steps.
Step 1: – Like our page
Step 2: – Share this post
Step 3: write DONE in comments
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