A scam Facebook page called “Best Deals” is using a promotional video from a motoring outlet to trick people into sharing a Facebook post and visiting a spam website by claiming they could win a 2017 Jeep Wrangler.
The Facebook post can be seen below and has accrued thousands of shares and comments from naïve Facebook users.
We have 2 2017 Jeep models ( Wranglers) in stock. And we are giving them away for free as part of our Summer Promotion, If you want to participate and win one of them just follow the steps below:
🚘 Like Our Page
🚘 Comment “done” to register your vote
🚘 Then go here: promoslovin.net
Best of luck to everyone! Winners will be contacted via inbox on July 13 2017
The post asks users to like their page (Best Deals) and share the post as well as comment “done” and visit a link to confirm their entry. However there is no 2017 Jeep Wrangler to be won – this is just a fake prize to lure users to spammy marketing webpages where they are asked to enter all their personal information which is then sent to a variety of third party marketing websites.
The Page “Best Deals” is a fake competition like-farming page and they have continually made these sorts of posts. The posts are continually edited to change the date where the winners are supposed to be picked. The video has actually been lifted from Halifax Chrysler in Canada who have nothing to do with this scam page.
Those who follow the instructions will end up giving all their details to spammy marketing companies where they will be bombarded with similar scams and unsolicited marketing calls and emails.
Not only that, but they can also be contacted through Facebook and exposed to a number of similar scams including scams that attempt to extort money out of them.
A previous post on the site also claims to be giving away Toyota Runners and is also a scam.
Celebrating our 45th anniversary this year we’re giving away 2 Toyota 4 Runner’s for 2 Lucky winners. To enter follow below :
🚘 Like our page
🚘 Comment “Red” or “Black”
🚘 Then go here: selectbestoffer.net
Winners will be chosen randomly & messaged publicly via our page on July 13 2017
The advice is always the same – don’t enter competitions on unknown Facebook pages. If the page isn’t the official page of a local company or national company and you don’t know the people behind it, then it’s probably a scam.
Additionally, posts that claim you can win expensive items like cars just for liking and sharing a Facebook page as well as visiting a link are also probably going to be scams.
For more information on these sorts of scams, click here. Also read our post where we interviewed two people who fell for these types of scams here.