The Facebook post below, which claims that Land Rover is giving away Range Rover Velar to promote their new model, is another Facebook phishing scam. The phishing scam, which is just one of the many created by cybercriminals, is an attempt to trick Facebook users into liking a Facebook post, by claiming that they have a chance to win the luxury SUV 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.
A "Range Rover Velar Facebook Giveaway Scam" Facebook Scam
Range Rover Velar
This June - To promote our new Land Rover model, we're giving aways 2 Range Rover Velar to our Facebook Fans. To enter the giveaway:
Remember, liking or sharing this post or page WILL NOT give you a chance to win aRange Rover Velar. 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.
And, to determine if a Range Rover giveaway is legitimate, please go to their legitimate Facebook page at www.facebook.com/landrover and ask.
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