Top Trends is Not Giving Away a Free Christmas Hamper

A Facebook page named Top Trends published a post on Facebook that claims they are giving away a free “Christmas Hamper” full of food and beverages to Facebook users who like their Facebook page, comment “WANT” on the post, and share the post.

Top Trends Facebook page

Top Trends Facebook Scam

A Facebook page named Top Trends has recently published a series of Facebook posts that claim they are giving away a free “Christmas Hamper” full of food and beverages to Facebook users who like their Facebook page, comment “WANT” on the post, and share the post. A second post they published claims to have announced a winner. However, no one actually won anything. This is a like farming scam designed to gather Facebook likes for a variety of reasons.

Top Trends Facebook scam

These types of scams can be very dangerous and are often linked to advanced-fee fraud. In many cases, the scammer will contact a victim who was duped by the Facebook post and claim that they won a prize. The scammer will then say that a shipping fee or some type of advanced payment is required to obtain the prize. Once the fee is paid, the victim will not receive a prize and the scammer will escape with the victim’s money.

The scam can also be used to acquire targets for future scams. If a victim fell for the initial Facebook like-farming scam their information will be collected by scammers including the victim’s full name, friends list, and all information listed publicly on the victim’s Facebook page. The information can be used for scams over the telephone, email scams, Facebook scams, and more. The information may also be submitted to third-parties and used for multiple marketing purposes.

In conclusion, make sure to ignore the Top Trends Facebook scam and posts published by the deceptive Facebook page. You can also report the scam to Facebook using “More” feature on the Top Trends Facebook page.

Top Trends Facebook Page Link

https://www.facebook.com/Top-Trends-931297916968171/

Post Examples

We have picked a winner. Congratulations to Brandy Parker on being picked as the lucky winner. Please reply to our message and we will get you hamper sent out. Thanks all for entering and have a Merry Christmas.

THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER GUYS. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED TODAY.

Sean Doyle

http://Botcrawl.com

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.