The Jayco RV scam giveaway below, which claims social media users can receive a free RV if they share and comment on it, is circulating on Facebook. The sole purpose of this scam is to collect personal information, and possibly the information of the people you are friends with. Therefore, Facebook users who have received the fake Jayco RV Giveaway post asking them to like, share or comment on it in order to receive a free RV, are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it.
The Jayco RV Scam
Unfortunately [name] won our Luxury Jayco RV worth $99,995 but failed to respond within our 48hour limit! So with that being said our only choice would be to give this gorgeous RV t someone who shares and comments "ME" by 6pm, Monday.
If you see a Jayco RV giveaway on social media, always go to their website at www.jayco.com to verify.
Here are a few of the things these Facebook giveway scam are designed to do:
- Hijacked profiles
- Collection of personal info like birthdates and email addresses
- Exposure of friends lists, IP addresses, and device information
- Exposure to malware
- Scamming you out of money
How do these “like and share” scams work?
Scams like the RV giveaway operate on a principle known as “like farming.” The name of the like-farming game is “engagement” and the more engagement a post gets in the form of likes and shares, the more Facebook’s algorithm pushes it to newsfeeds. The more people who see such a post, the more likely they will engage with it.