The Big Ford F-350 Giveaway Facebook Scam
A fake Ford Motors Facebook page named The Big Ford F-350 Giveaway has recently published a Facebook post that says “For the first time in the Facebook history we decided to give away a 2016 Ford F-350 King Ranch Edition to 2 Lucky Winners!” The fake The Big Ford F-350 Giveaway Facebook page claims to be giving away a 2016 Ford F-350 King Ranch Edition truck to 2 lucky winners who like their Facebook page, like and share their posts, and comment “Thanks Ford” on the post. However, this is false and Facebook users who like the page, like and share the post, and comment on the post will not be given a chance to win a Ford F-350 King Ranch Edition truck despite their efforts.
The The Big Ford F-350 Giveaway page is not associated with Ford Motor Company or any legitimate Ford dealership for that matter. The Facebook page is only used to target unsuspecting Facebook users with provocative giveaways in order to perform other scams in the future. For example, the Facebook page administrator or another Facebook account may message Facebook users whom have become duped by this scam and ask them for an advance payment in order to receive the Ford F-350 truck.
The Facebook scam also acquires Facebook likes by tricking Facebook users. This helps the page seem legitimate to those duped by it. If you come across Facebook pages like this do not like them, report them to us (Contact form, Facebook page) or use the report the page feature to report the dubious page to Facebook.
This scam can be debunk many ways. For starters; Ford is aware of these types of scams and has discussed them in the past. Another simple way to debunk this scam is to identify the misspelling of the word ‘giveaway’ in the permalink of the Facebook page: facebook.com/Thebigf350givaway/. A legitimate business such as Ford Motor Company would not do such a thing.
This is an example of one of the posts published by the The Big Ford F-350 Giveaway Facebook page:
For the first time in the Facebook history we decided to give away a 2016 Ford F-350 King Ranch Edition to 2 Lucky Winners!
For your chance to win an brand new F-350 Just follow the steps below:
->Like this page to Participate.
->Like and Share this post.
->Comment “Thanks Ford”
Good luck & thanks for participating!!