The Facebook post below, which claims that Major RV is giving away a luxury motorhome to celebrate over 50 years of being in business, is another Facebook phishing scam. The phishing scam is an attempt to trick Facebook users into liking a Facebook post, by claiming that they have a chance to win the motorhome that is being given away. But, the scam is used to gather up the scammers' potential victims, by getting them to like, share or comment on the fake post or page. Once the scammers have gathered up their potential victims, they will start sending them fake friend requests. Once the potential victims have accepted the fake requests, the scammers will start sending them malicious posts with links that download malware that infect their computers with viruses/spyware/ransomware, or links that will take them to fake or phishing websites that will steal their online account credentials and personal information.
The "MAJOR RV GIVEAWAY" Facebook Scam
MAJOR RV GIVEAWAY
To celebrate over 50 years of being in business we’re giving away this luxury motor home this month!
To be in with a chance of winning simply: SHARE, LIKE & COMMENT “WIN” Then like our page!
The winner will be chosen on July 15th at 10:30pm est so be sure to like our page to see if it’s you! Good luck!
Remember, liking or sharing this post or page WILL NOT give you a chance to win the motorhome. Also, scammers have created hundreds of these scams to trick Facebook users into 'liking', sharing or commenting on a Facebook page or post, which will help make the page popular. Once the page is popular, these scammers will sell it to online marketers, other scammers or cyber criminals, who may send spam to all the persons who have "liked", shared or commented on the Facebook page or post.
Beware of Facebook pages or posts 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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