SCAM ALERT: “Holiday Makers” Camper RV Giveaway Facebook Scam
A Facebook page named Holiday Makers fraudulently claims to be giving away 15 Camper RVs that can’t be sold because they are old models.
One of the latest Facebook like-farming scams is being operated by a Facebook page named Holiday Makers. The malicious Facebook page has posted several posts claiming that they are giving away 15 free Campers to Facebook users who share their photo, like their page, and comment done on the photo. The scam is designed to gather Facebook likes for various reasons. Many like-farming scams like this are often used to steal money from victims online.
Holiday Makers is not giving away anything for free to users who follow the instructions they post on Facebook. 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.
We have got 15 (Camper RV) that can’t be sold because are old models . Therefore we are giving them away for free. Want one of them? Just SHARE this photo & LIKE Our Page and we will choose 15 people completely at random on May 25th! as your Day gift!
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The content published by the Facebook page and images used have previously been used in other like-farming scams. A Facebook page named Abandoned recently published the same exact content.
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.