SCAM ALERT: Fake Willie Revillame Facebook Page Giveaways
A fake Willie Revillame Facebook page claims they are giving cars away to users who like the page, comment on the posts, and share the post.
SCAM 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
One of the latest like-farming Facebook scams syndicated by posts published on a fake Willie Revillame Facebook page claims that they are giving away cars (Mitsubishi Mirage, Toyota Innova, etc.) to Facebook users who like the page, comment “WON”, share the post, and follow other instructions.
The scam can easily be debunked because it’s not the real Willie Revillame Facebook page and the posts are the same as other like-farming scams conducted on other pages. There are many fake Willie Revillame Facebook pages on the network and most of them have identical posts. The images used are also taken from other sources on the internet. A reverse image search using Google returned various locations the images can be found.
Willie Revillame 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.
We Are Giving Away This Amazing MITSUBISHI Mirage
to 5 Lucky Fans This Christmas All You Need To Do Is
1. Like This Page.
2. Comment “WON”
3. Share This Post and Write what “Color” u want.
Winner Will Be Announced 25th Of December 2017.
MAKE IT YOURS
The Mitsubishi Mirage is the perfect car for any kind of lifestyle. Packed with great features that make up for an amazing drive, the Mitsubishi Mirage will surely be a car like no other.
We Are Giving Away This Amazing Toyota INNOVA 2017 to 3 Lucky Fans This Christmas All You Need To Do Is
1. Like This Page..
2. Comment “WON”
3. Share This Post
Winner Will Be Announced 25th Of December 2017
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
- Sign into your Facebook account and go to Settings > Apps.
- 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
- Sign into your Facebook account and go to Settings > Security and Login.
- 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.
- Click Save Changes.