A Facebook page named “Jennifer Aniston” seems to be fooling people into liking a post by claiming that the cast of the popular Friends TV show would consider a “Friends Reunion” if a post can accumulate a certain amount of likes.
It’s actually a like-farming page using lies to accumulate fans. In only a mere 11 hours after being created, the Facebook page itself has managed to accumulate over 60,000 Likes and its post claiming that a Friends Reunion is on the cards providing the post can manage a certain amount of likes already has well over 350,000 likes at the time of writing, with thousands of new likes every few seconds.
The post currently states –
“We are thinking about making a Friends Reunion. But, we are undecided. So, we decided to let the fans decide. If this picture gets 500k likes, we will consider it. Spread the word and follow me to stay updated.
Guess what? Just for today you have a chance to buy THE LIMITED EDITION FRIENDS T-SHIRT. Check out and buy it from here – linked removed
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However this has been edited many times. The first instance of the post claimed the target was only 100K likes, and the author of this hoax simply edits the post every time the total number of likes approaches its target.
Not only is the hoaxer mostly likely profiting from the sales of t-shirts via the link included in the post, they are building a very profitable Facebook page which can later be sold to marketing companies or used to orchestrate various types of spams or scams of which can also be profitable.
And it is all by fooling hundreds of thousands of Facebook users into thinking that liking a post will result in a Friends reunion.
It’s just another example of how Facebook users can be rather gullible, and how that gullibility can be turned into cash by unscrupulous scammers.
Remember to think before you click like. The Jennifer Aniston page that made the post contains all the hallmarks of a like-farming page. It was only created a short time ago, with only a few posts. It also lacks the blue verification mark to confirm it is a verified celebrity page. And most importantly, it is focused on urging users to like a post. Like-farming scams can use all kinds of exploitation to garner fans, and it is only the spammers who will stand to gain from them.