The Xbox promotion below, which claims that there are 180 Xboxes being given away for free because they cannot be sold, is a scam. There are no Xboxes being given away and this fake promotional page was created by scammers to trick Facebook users into liking and sharing it.
The Facebook Scam - We have 180 Xbox One which can't be sold
We have 180 Xbox One which can't be sold because they're unsealed so we are giving them out for free to some lucky people!
Want To Get One? Just 'Share' this photo and 'Like' our page.
Competition ends on the 4th March 2014 , Good luck.
(the more times you share, the more chances you have.)
Sharing or liking this fake promotion’s page, will only help spread it to other Facebook users, which will make it popular. Once the page gets very popular, the scammers may sell it with the information of all who have shared, "liked" or commented on it, on the Black Market to other scammers or spammers who will use this information to attempt to scam their potential victims.
Before taking part in any of the promotions on Facebook, please do your research first. Find out if the promotion is fake or not by asking friends or family about it.
You may also use search engines like Google.com to locate information posted by persons on the internet about a particular promotion, which will help you determine if the same promotion is a scam or not.
Scammers will always use enticing offers, prizes or promotions to lure their victims into traps.
Beware of Facebook pages that ask you to share, like or comment on them, in order to receive some form of prize, offer or gift.
If you have already shared, “liked” or commented on this scam, please click here for instructions on how to remove these Facebook actions. This will help stop this scam from spreading to other Facebook users.
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