A series of Facebook posts claim you can win an Audi Passion car for simply liking and sharing a post.
A post can be seen below
My name is Henry S.Taylor
We are giving 2 Audi On November 15 2017
2 Lucky Winners Will Be Announced On November 15!!
Step 1) Like this post
Step 2) Share on your wall
Step 3) Comment Done
Winners will be messaged.
Like our page for updates.
Good Luck to everyone !
These posts are just the latest in a series of scams designed at luring people into engaging with them and helping them spread virally across Facebook. It’s called like-farming, where spammers set up pages designed to exploit Facebook users through deception or manipulation into liking and sharing their posts.
The aim of these scams is to acquire as many followers for their Facebook pages as possible so they can later be targeted with other types of more profitable spam, or even scams like identity theft.
Those who comment on the post run the risk of being contacted by those behind the page and lured to a number of scams aimed at cheating them out of money. Those who follow the page will be exposed to other spammy Facebook posts.
We discuss like-farming is more detail here and explain the various disguises it can take. We also discuss this type of fake competition like-farming through this link here which we recommend giving a read if you haven’t already.
Remember, to avoid these scams, do not engage with Facebook pages that do not represent a actual brand of the product that is offered as a freebie. The Facebook pages in these cases are not marked with the blue verification tick, and a simple scroll down the pages reveals these pages have only been created days prior to posting these spammy “offers”.