Facebook scammers continue to lure victims by pretending to give away brand new Toyota 4Runners.
According to one scam message that has been widely shared on Facebook, a previous winner of a 4Runner has not responded to organisers so they have decided to give the prize away again.
The message claims that, for a chance to win, you just need to share the post, add a comment, and then click a link to validate your entry.
Here’s a screenshot of the scam post:
If you share and comment as instructed, you will help the scammer promote the bogus giveaway and gain more victims, many of whom will likely be your friends and family.
Then, if you go to the link, you will be taken to a scam website that asks you to click a button to validate your entry.
Clicking the button opens various scam websites that promise the chance to win further prizes in exchange for providing your name and contact details. But, the information you submit will be shared with unscrupulous companies who will subsequently bombard you with unwanted and annoying marketing emails, phone calls, text messages, and letters.
Companies who use such tactics should never be trusted with any of your personal information. And, alas, no matter what information you provide, you will never actually validate your prize entry. There IS no prize. The Facebook Page is not giving away a 4Runner or any other prize.
A transcript of the scam message: