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SCAM ALERT: “House layout” free motor homes to Facebook users

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A Facebook page named House layout (or other) claims that they are giving away motor homes to Facebook users who share their post and like their page.

alertSCAM ALERT!

THIS IS A LIKE-FARMING FACEBOOK SCAM DESIGNED TO EXTORT ADVANCED 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 a Facebook page named House layout (or other) is giving away free motor homes to 20 Facebook users who share their post, like their page, and comment done on their post.

House layout is not giving away free motor homes 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.

Examples

House layout motor home facebook scam

We have got 25 (MOTOR HOME) that can’t be sold because they have been stock this year. Therefore we are giving them away for free. Want one of them? Just SHARE this POST & Like OurPage. We will choose 20 people completely random on October 17th! Comment ‘DONE’ below.

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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