Post on a Facebook Page that calls itself “The Ritz Hotel, London” claims that you can win a weekend for two at the Ritz Hotel by sharing a promotional video and adding the comment “Done”.
The post and Facebook Page are fraudulent and they are not associated with The Ritz Hotel in any way. The Page is not giving away Ritz Hotel prizes and there will be no winners.
The fake Facebook Page is a scam designed to accumulate large numbers of Facebook likes as quickly as possible. Once the Page has collected a large number of likes, it can then be reused to launch other types of scam. Alternatively, it might be sold on the black market to other scammers.
The genuine Ritz London Facebook Page has confirmed that the giveaway page is fake.
Like-farming scams like this one are very common.
Win a weekend in London at the Ritz Hotel for 2 people. Share this video then comment ‘Done’ to enter, one share will be chosen at complete random on October the 5th.
This Hoax-Slayer YouTube video explains more about how like-farming scams work:
Last updated: October 5, 2016
First published: October 5, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
Ritz Hotel Facebook Page Comment
Importance NoticeAfter 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 YouI 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 DateHoax-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!