Scam - "Lil Wayne Young Money Giving Away a Brand New House, Car and 1 Million Dollars"
January 10, 2015
The Facebook page below, which claims Lil Wayne, an American rapper, is giving away a brand new house, car and one million dollars, is a like-farming scam. The fake page that goes by the name "Lil Wayne +", has nothing to do with Lil Wayne. The page was created by scammers to trick their victims into "liking", commenting on, and sharing the fake Lil Wayne Facebook page, in order to make it popular.
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The Fake Lil Wayne Facebook Page and Post
Lil Wayne + Public Figure
Its Official. I Will be Giving away a brand New house, Car and 1 Million dollars to One Random lucky Fan.. Feeling Lucky? Which one of you Will it be? Must follow these three easy steps.
Step 1) Like this photo.
Step 2) Share this photo.
Step 3) Like my page ---> Lil Wayne +
This fake Lil Wayne Facebook page is located at:
While the legitimate Lil Wayne Facebook page is located at:
The difference between the legitimate and the fake Lil Wayne Facebook pages is the name. The fake one has a "+" sign after the name “Lil Wayne +”.
The aim of the scammers behind this promotion is to get as many Facebook users as possible to “like”, comment on, and share this fake 'Lil Wayne' Facebook web page.
By liking, commenting on, or sharing the Facebook post, you are only helping to spread it to other Facebook users and making the scammers responsible for this, earn money.
Scammers earn money when they make a page popular and are able to sell it to the highest bidder, along with the names and other public information of the persons who liked, commented on, or shared the web page.
If you have already "liked", commented on, or shared this page, please "unlike" it, delete your comment, or remove the shared post. This will help prevent this scam from spreading to other Facebook users.
Also, you may help Facebook remove this fake Lil Wayne Facebook page by reporting it to them.
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