Disneyland Holiday Giveaways Facebook Scam Claims You Can Win a Free Trip
There are many Disneyland and Disney World Facebook scams that claim you can win a free prize or trip to the amusement parks if you follow instructions published in a Facebook post. A fake Disneyland Facebook page named Disneyland Holiday Giveaways is currently keeping the scam alive. The Disneyland Holiday Giveaways Facebook page has published several posts that claim Facebook users can win a free trip to Disneyland or Disney World if they follow instructions in their posts. The instructions include to like the page, comment, on their post, tag friends, and more.
The Disneyland Holiday Giveaways Facebook page will also instruct their targets to complete online surveys. The online surveys are designed to phish personal information submitted by the user. The surveys will provide a few simple questions and then ask the visitors for their home address, telephone number, email address, full name, and more. The information provided by the user in the survey is often used for a variety of marketing purposes and online scams. The user can expect to receive junk mail at home and unsolicited phone calls from telemarketers and even scam artists.
To make matters worse, these types of Facebook scams are liked to advanced-fee fraud. The Facebook page might send a message to a Facebook user who followed instructions the published in a post. The message will say that the Facebook user won a prize; However, in order to obtain the prize, the Facebook user must first send an advanced payment (for shipping purposes, taxes, etc.). In the end, the victims is left without a prize and will also lose the payment they sent to the scammers.
It is easy for many to understand that the Disneyland Holiday Giveaways Facebook page is a fake one. There have been many identical pages and scams in the past on the social network. The Disneyland Holiday Giveaways Facebook page is also not a verified Disneyland or Disney Facebook page. It just so happens that all of Disneyland’s Facebook pages are verified and routinely publish legitimate content unlike the Disneyland Holiday Giveaways Facebook page.
What to do if you fell for the Disneyland Holiday Giveaways scam
If you completed online surveys associated with the Disneyland Holiday Giveaways Facebook scam there is not much that you can do. However, if you supplied your personal banking or credit information to a survey it is strongly suggested to contact your bank or credit institution for assistance.
If you sent an advanced payment in order to receive a prize contact your bank or credit card and file a claim against the transaction. Explain to your bank or the credit card company what happened in order to receive assistance for the matter.
If you used an online payment service to make an advanced payment contact them and let them know what happened. It is possible that you will be able to receive your money back from them.
Furthermore, terminate all association with the Facebook page. Unlike the Facebook page, report the Facebook page, tell friends that you might have tagged about the scam, and even change your Facebook password for safe measure.