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Yet Another Range Rover Giveaway Scam Hitting Facebook

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Post being shared on Facebook claims that a Facebook Page called “Range Rover/Sport.” is giving away three 2016 Range Rovers. For a chance to win, claims the post, all you need to do is like and share the message, like the Facebook Page,  add a comment specifying what colour car you would like, and click a link to claim your prize.



Analysis:
Both the post and the Facebook Page it comes from are fraudulent. The Page is not giving away any Range Rovers. Those who participate have zero chance of winning anything at all. The only winners are the scammers who created the bogus promotion.

This is yet another Facebook scam that is designed to trick you into spamming your friends with the same bogus giveaway and then submitting your personal information on dodgy “survey” and “prize offer” websites. In recent years, there have been a series of very similar Facebook scams that have falsely claimed to be giving away Range Rovers or other high-end vehicles.

This Hoax-Slayer YouTube Channel video discusses another version of the Range Rover giveaway scam:

 




Refer to the following resources for further details about such scams:
What is a Facebook Survey Scam?
Survey Scam List

Example:
We decided to give away 3 Range Rover Sport 2016. Three Lucky Winners randomly selected on Oct 17th, 2016!
Simply follow the steps below to enter the competition:
1->Like this page.
2->Like and Share this post.
3->Comment which color you want.
4->Click Here to Claim Your Ticket–> www.hotnewspro.com/prize
Winners will be chosen randomly and messaged on public via our fan page.
Great Good Luck!Yet Another Range Rover Giveaway Scam



Last updated: October 16, 2016
First published: October 16, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Hoax-Slayer on YouTube
2016 Version Of ‘Free Range Rover’ Facebook Scam Spreading Rapidly

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