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SCAM: Win an Audio RS7 from Audi Eu

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A Facebook page named Audio Eu claims that they are giving away 2 model RS7s to people who like their page, share their post, and comment on their post.

alertSCAM ALERT!

THIS IS A LIKE-FARMING FACEBOOK SCAM DESIGNED TO EXTORT PAYMENT
YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REWARD FOR SHARING AND LIKING FACEBOOK PAGES OR POSTS

Description

One of the latest like-farming Facebook scams syndicated by Facebook posts and shares claims that you can win an Audi RS7. The scam claims that if you like a Facebook page named Audi Eu, share their post, and comment “DONE” on their post that you will be given a chance to win the car.

Audi Eu Facebook scam

Unlike most like-farming scams, the Facebook page uses images with text on them to convey their scam. The only mention of giving away a free car is on a post that says “It seems that a select few individuals can’t read our post. Is it that hard to believe that we are willing to give away 2 model cars??”

audi eu rs7

The scam can easily be debunked because it’s not a verified Audi Facebook page. The images they also use can be traced back to a variety of websites if you use reverse image search on Google. In fact there are about  25,270,000,000 results for the image posted above. This means that the image they use are not theirs and have been around for quite some time.

reverse image search rs7

Audi Eu is not giving away a free car to Facebook users who follow the instructions they post on the social network. This is a common like-farming scam that can be linked to advanced-fee fraud. The scam is designed to trick Facebook users into liking the page and sharing the post in order to dupe more Facebook users and acquire targets who believe the post. The fraudulent posts also help the Facebook page promote their own website and purchases that may not be legitimate. They page promotes a VIP service that they claim will help you win prizes.

Examples

rs7 giveaway

Christmas is fast approaching and to celebrate a very successful year we are giving away 2 model RS7s

To be in with a chance to win

1. Like our PAGE

2. Share this POST

3. Comment DONE

 

It seems that a select few individuals can’t read our post.
Is it that hard to believe that we are willing to give away 2 model cars??

Why are like-farming scams dangerous?

The like-farming scam is dangerous because it can be used to extort money from victims who believe the fraudulent posts. In some cases, the scammer will contact Facebook users and claim that they wont the prize; However, they did not actually win anything. The scammer will then claim that an advanced payment for shipping (or other) is needed in order to obtain the prize.

Scammers can also obtain information from a targets Facebook page, including information about their friends, where they work, where they live, and more. The information can be used for many reasons such as marketing and future scams.

The information collected by scammers is often sold and shared with numerous parties. Victims may get calls from scam artists, robocallers, fake pharmacies, and more. They may also receive unsolicited mail at home and unwanted email messages.

What to do if you fell for a scam

If you fell for a Facebook scam like this it is recommended to immediately locate and remove rogue Facebook apps, change your password, and log your account out of other locations. You should also scan your computer with Antivirus or Antimalware software such as Malwarebytes to eradicate malware and other malicious trace files and website data from your computer.

If your account shared content without your permission make sure to remove the content from your Facebook account in order to stop the scam from spreading to your friends, family, and other people.

To ensure the safety of your bank or credit details it is suggested to contact your bank or credit card company to receive more instructions.

  • If you liked a page or post, unlike it.
  • If you shared dubious content, delete it.

How to uninstall rogue Facebook apps

  1. Sign into your Facebook account and go to Settings > Apps.
  2. Hover your mouse over the rogue Facebook app and click the X to remove it. If you cannot find a rogue Facebook app it is likely that a rogue Facebook app was not installed. Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes to ensure no malware has infiltrated your computer system.

How to change your Facebook password

  1. Sign into your Facebook account and go to Settings > Security and Login.
  2. This page will tell you where your account is logged in. To change your password select Change password, type your current password, and type your new password twice.
  3. Click Save Changes.

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