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Beware of "Spin the Lucky Wheel" Facebook Like-Farming Scam

2018-02-09T04:43:44  +
Beware of "Spin the Lucky Wheel" Facebook Like-Farming Scam

The "Spin the Lucky Wheel" promotion or contest located at website: "www.promosnoffers.com," which claims that Facebook is celebrating its birthday and members can spin the wheel to win prizes, is a Facebook Like-Farming or Like-Harvesting scam. The scam gathers together potential victims by tricking them into sharing or liking the scam, by claiming potential victims need to do so in order to claim their prizes. But, sharing the scam will only help to spread it to other Facebook users.

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The following message is used as bait to trick potential victims into visiting the fraudulent website: www.promosnoffers.com:

“Facebook is celebrating its Birthday. Check out this SPIN THE WHEEL contest from Facebook. I just won a prize. They have prizes up to Galaxy S6 edge. Look @http://promosNoffers.com”

Once the potential victims are taken to the fraudulent website, they will be shown the following message:

Welcome to Lucky Wheel!

Spin the Lucky Wheel

Spin the Wheel and you may win exclusive prizes!
Click OK to Start the Game!

Clicking the “OK” will display the following message:

Spin The Lucky Wheel!
Only this Friday we give our members 1 free spin for a chance to win exclusive prizes!

Once potential victims play the game or spin the wheel, the following message or something similar will be displayed:

Congratulations!
Your Samsung S6 has been reserved. Follow the instructions below in order to continue.

Share about "Spin the Lucky Wheel" with 10 Friends and 5 Groups .

1. Click 15x on the SHARE button (don't forget to press the 'back/home' button to continue!)!
2. Click "CONTINUE" and claim your prize.

SHARE
CONTINUE

This offer is valid for 593 seconds.

The website will then ask potential victims to like and share the scam. But, sharing the scam will only help to spread it to other Facebook users. Facebook users who have already shared the scam, should unshare it. Click here for instructions on how to unshare, by removing things already posted or shared on Facebook.

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  • Posted: Feb 13, 2018 at 10:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Ardmore, Tennessee, United States

    This spin to win opens each time I open chrome. I have not accepted or hit play. I have turned my android off, but each time I open Chrome, there it is. How do I remove it?

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 14, 2018 at 5:25 AM by info

      Android users whose mobile devices are constantly getting pop-ups, can do the following to fix the problem:

      Put your Android smartphone in Airplane mode,
      Open your web browser on your Android phone and let the page load,
      Go to "Settings,"
      Click "Privacy,"
      Click "Clear your Private Data" or "Clear browsing data,"
      Clear your "Browser History" and Cache.

      Also,

      go to "Settings"
      change your "Homepage" to something else, you can set it to www.onlinethreatalerts.com
      Go back to "Settings"
      Go to "Application Manager"

      Remove all unknown apps, or apps you think may be causing the popups under the "Downloaded" section.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 8, 2018 at 12:42 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lynwood, California, United States

    I just did the spin and it said I won a new iPhone x for $1.00. I was about to enter my debt card number when I thought I better check it out and Googled it. Thank you for getting me to not enter my credit info. Do I have to do anything else to get this off my phone?

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 4, 2018 at 11:46 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    nowadays it's for iPhone X and even they are asking for $1 for phone which costs $1000 above. How could ppl believe in such ridiculous things.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 2, 2018 at 12:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Anderson, Indiana, United States

    thx for this article I am using it for my school project be sure to see it on youtube

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 15, 2017 at 8:20 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kochi, Kerala, India

    Which number should be inserted? I won but No prize yet on my Apple phone.

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 2, 2018 at 12:29 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Anderson, Indiana, United States

      thanks for this website I am using it for my school project be sure to see it on youtube

      delete


    • Posted: Jul 15, 2017 at 8:54 AM by info

      There is no prize because it is a fake or a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 29, 2016 at 6:02 PM by info

    It appears the auction zip website is unknowingly displaying the fraudulent spinning wheel popup via malicious advertisement. This type of fraudulent advertisement is called adware. Please contact the auction zip website and let them know their website is displaying the popup to their visitors.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "I continue to get the spinning wheel on my iPad screen every time I open the auction zip website. I'm unable to navigate the website because this spinning wheel screen keeps popping up. Is there a way to get rid of it? Thanks"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 7, 2016 at 2:05 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Sherman Oaks, California, United States

    It popped up in a search and I spinned the wheel, it told me that my prize was a 1000 visa and to prove it was me to win it. It asked if I had a face book account and I said no . I realized I should not even answer anything else and googled info on this web site. Webpromotionsusa.com and spinning the wheel and this info came up.

    Thank you for having this information available so others can see it's not a good idea to fall for these games.

    Thank you.

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