SCAM ALERT: Daily Feeds is not giving away 3 tiny houses
BEAUTIFUL TINY HOUSE GIVEAWAY
A Facebook page named Daily Feeds falsely claims to be giving away prizes to Facebook users who like their page, share their posts, and comment on their posts. One of the latest like-farming scams orchestrated by the Daily Feeds Facebook page claims that they are giving away a beautiful tiny house to three random Facebook fans.
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The Daily Feeds Facebook page has published a post that claims if a user shares the post, likes the post, comments “i shared” on the post, and likes the Daily Feeds page that they will be given a chance to win a “beautiful tiny house.” This is not true. Daily Feeds is not giving away 3 tiny houses to Facebook users who complete their instructions.
<3 BEAUTIFUL TINY HOUSE GIVEAWAY <3
SHARE THE POST, LIKE IT AND COMMENT “i shared”
THREE RANDOM FANS WOULD BE ANNOUNCED ON OCT 3RD
WINNER MUST HAVE LIKED OUR PAGE Daily Feeds
The Facebook post contains an image of a small cottage. When we performed a reverse image search of the picture posted to the Facebook page we were able to locate over 20,300,000 search results. Some of the results were exact matches for the image of the small house posted on the Facebook page. This suggests that the image used by the Daily Feeds Facebook page is just a random image of a small cottage found on the internet.
Needless to say you will not win a tiny house if you like the Daily Feeds Facebook page, share their post, like their post, and comment “i shared” on their post. It is a like-farming scam designed to gather Facebook likes for a variety of reasons.
Reasons why nad Facebook pages use like-farming scams
- To gather Facebook likes – By gather Facebook likes it helps the deceptive Facebook page seem legitimate and safe to some people.
- To gather targets – If you are someone who falls for Facebook scams like this you will become a target for future scams. The Facebook page or a Facebook account associated with the page might even send you a message on Facebook claiming that you won and that you must pay an advanced fee or shipping fee to acquire the prize. In reality, you will not receive the prize and will lose the payment you sent to the scammer.
To gather Facebook likes – Gathering Facebook likes helps the deceptive Facebook page come across as legitimate and safe to some people.
Phish personal information from surveys – Some Facebook scams will instruct Facebook users to visit a survey-scam website designed to gather personal information inputted by the user for various purposes.
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, unlike the page. 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.