There’s a Dodge Charger Giveaway on Facebook –Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Facebook posts that claim Dodge Chargers are being given away have gone viral.
There isn’t a Dodge Charger giveaway on Facebook.
This type of scam is common on Facebook. Users are promised that liking or commenting on a post will give them a chance to win free stuff (in this case a Dodge Charger) — but nothing is actually being given away.
The likes and comments make the Facebook page more visible. Then scammers sell the page to marketers who can use it to promote other products.
The Dodge Charger giveaway has made the rounds on Facebook lots of times. Posts typically show a photo of a 1970 Dodge Charger and promise readers something like:
We have got 200 pieces of 1970 Dodge Charger that can’t be sold because they have been unsealed. Therefore we are giving them away for free. Want one of them? Just SHARE this photo & LIKE Our Page and we will choose 200 people completely at random on August 15, 2015
Comment : Done
Then, once the page generates enough likes and comments (hundreds of thousands in some cases), the page is sold to a marketer, and a new page is created to repeat the scam all over again.