According to a post currently being shared across Facebook, you can get a chance to win a free Range Rover just by sharing and commenting.
Supposedly, the previous winner of the vehicle was not eligible to accept the prize because she was under 16 years of age. So, claims the post, the Range Rover will now be given to someone who shares and comments “to show our support during these rough times”.
But, in fact, the post is a scam. No Range Rovers are being given away and no amount of liking and sharing will get you one. The fake giveaway is designed to increase the popularity and reach of the bogus Facebook Page that the post was published on.
At the time of writing, the fake promotion had gathered more than 100K shares and close to 90K comments, so the tactic certainly works. Later, the – now considerably more popular – Page can be used to launch further scams, this time to a much larger pool of potential victims.
Range Rovers seem to be a particular favourite among Facebook scammers. There have been dozens of similar Range Rover giveaway scams on Facebook in recent years.
If this fake giveaway post comes your way, don’t be tricked into participating. You have no chance whatsoever of winning a Range Rover. And, by liking and sharing, you are helping scammers gain more victims, some of whom may be your friends and family members.
A screenshot of the scam post:
Transcript of the scam post:
We’re sorry to inform everyone that Kathleen Carson was not eligible due to being under the age of 16. So to show our continued support during these rough times we decided to give it to someone else who shares and also comments by 3pm Tuesday!