I saw a post on Facebook which said “For the very first time on Facebook!
We are giving out 10 Range Rovers to 10 lucky winners! From now till the August 10, 2016. Do you want to participate and WIN?”
Can this be true?
No, it’s certainly not.
I have some shocking news for you. You might need to sit down and take a deep breath before you read any further.
You can’t believe everything you see on Facebook.
In fact, you can’t believe everything you see on the Internet. Every time you see something remarkable or surprising on any part of the internet the first thing you should ask yourself is “Why is this liar lying to me? What does he want from me?”
In this case, there are no Range Rovers being given away. Companies like Land Rover just don’t do this.
I’ve seen messages supposedly from a range of well-known companies such as British Airways and Emirates and even individuals such as Bill Gates offering free stuff if you just like their post and share it with your friends.
But they’re not really from these companies and people, they’re fake.
This is a form of “clickbait”, a trick to get you to click somewhere, boosting the popularity of a particular web page or Facebook profile, probably to increase their advertising revenue.
Please don’t fall for this. Don’t click on like, instead report the post to Facebook so they can remove it.