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>> No. 27473 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 6:25 pm
27473 Facebook Fake Giveaway Scams
I've noticed some of my friends (young and old) sharing shit from these clearly fake giveaway scams. Sometimes they'll pretend to be a legitimate company, other times it'll be something generic, but they are always running a prize draw for something amazing.

What's their endgame? How do the scammers make money out of this?
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>> No. 27474 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 6:27 pm
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I can't think of a way of converting 30,000 Facebook comments into money? It's not like they are asking for page likes - I could sort of get if they changed the page name into an "instant likes" deal; they are simply asking for a share and comment of that one particular post.

Maybe they send "you won!" messages to everyone but it's a scam link?
>> No. 27475 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 6:36 pm
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>>27474
Presumably - once they have made friends with you, they can steal all your data and then target you with ads. It's also a way for companies to get much better search index (on/off GB) ratings.
>> No. 27476 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 6:48 pm
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>>27474

Cambridge Analytica collected their data from cunts who like things and have low privacy settings and friends of cunts who liked everything who had no idea they were targeted, that’s what you get for publicly being friends with a cunt I suppose.
>> No. 27477 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 6:54 pm
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It's generally so they can identify susceptible idiots.
>> No. 27478 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 7:40 pm
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Kind of related, I'm seeing a lot of sponsored Facebook posts advertising raffles. In the last month I've seen at least 10 different sites, most of them with fairly professional looking websites, where they're running giveaways where you buy tickets for £2 each, and there are a maximum of say 500 tickets, and you can win a Nintendo Switch or a 55 inch telly or an iPhone. I don't know if these are pure scams or if professional raffle holding is a new industry.
>> No. 27479 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 7:40 pm
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>>27476
They did - and they're one of the ones we know about. This practice was absolutely rife about six years ago, loads more people than them were doing it; I worked at a well known-company which did exactly the same (and had to subsequently delete all the data).

There was a change in the Facebook Graph API - back then, once someone friended you, your code could scrape them and their friends. They locked it down around 2015.
>> No. 27480 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 7:41 pm
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>>27478
You have to be registered with the Gambling Commission in the UK, in order to be able to offer raffles. I very much doubt they are legal, let alone not fraudulent.
>> No. 27481 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 7:44 pm
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Seen one on Facebook just now to win a tiny house. A few hours ago they said the winner they picked (and named) was only 17 and therefore ineligible to win the prize. They will redraw again.

They just posted a few minutes ago saying the new winner was, get this, only 17 and ineligible to win the prize. So they will redraw.

Who is buying into this shit?
>> No. 27482 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 8:09 pm
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>>27481

17-year olds.
>> No. 27483 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 8:21 pm
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>>27481
Those "house giveaway" raffles are always rendered illegal - I think the way the regulations work, is that if you/anyone stands to benefit financially from the raffle, it has to be run properly.

Obviously, small clubs/pubs, charities run raffles all the time in person, but I think the minute you start advertising cars/houses as the prizes, the regulations turn up and (usually) shut you down.
>> No. 27484 Anonymous
19th June 2020
Friday 9:08 am
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>>27481
Funnily enough this popped up on my timeline this morning. Took 2 seconds to check and see that the page was only created yesterday.

Is it just to grab a list of active (and gullible) FB accounts to sell to a spammer?
>> No. 27486 Anonymous
19th June 2020
Friday 1:51 pm
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If I had to guess, it's a great way to find accounts with lots of data to harvest - some of these people still have their mobile number and email set to public. On top of that, someone believing they can win a car by sharing a post is much, much more likely to follow through on your phishing link or whatever other scam you happen to be running.
>> No. 27487 Anonymous
19th June 2020
Friday 1:53 pm
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>>27486

Also, compare and contrast to the chain posts that get people to share their mothers maiden name, their date of birth, etc etc.
>> No. 27526 Anonymous
17th July 2020
Friday 12:27 pm
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https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=109761897476446&id=109753614143941
>> No. 27527 Anonymous
17th July 2020
Friday 1:53 pm
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>>27483

Small charity lotteries are explicitly permitted under the regulations.

https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/for-gambling-businesses/Compliance/Sector-specific-compliance/Lotteries/Society-lotteries.aspx

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