Facebook Scam – BEST CARS BMW Giveaway

By | February 19, 2014

The latest Facebook scam currently circulating comes from BEST CARS. The scam appears as follows:

BEST CARS Facebook Scam

BEST CARS Facebook Scam

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, BMW are not giving away free cars!!

This is yet another scam designed to get as many shares and likes as possible.

The Facebook page was only registered on the 1st January this year. A company that new is highly unlikely to be giving away 5 BMW cars.

 

Updated Post

Since we first published this post, the original Facebook post by BEST CARS has been updated. Originally the date to announce the winner was February 22nd. We wonder who won that one…! The new updated post appears as below:

We are giving 5 BMW CARS On March 20 , 2014 5 Lucky Winners Will Be Announced On March 15 on this website www.fast7news.com.Visit our website for latest news.  Step 1) Like our page. Step 2) Comment which color you want. Step 3) Share On Your wall.  Good Luck to everyone !

Facebook Scam – BEST-CARS

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8 thoughts on “Facebook Scam – BEST CARS BMW Giveaway

  1. Robin M Robinson

    Just wondering how you know for sure this is a scam. Several businesses are just now putting information on Facebook.
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      Hi and thanks for asking a great question. You are right in that many companies are now running promotions on Facebook in order to generate publicity. However, these tend to be for smaller value items rather than brand new cars. There are also a few clear signs that this is a scam:
      1) The promotion is in violation of section E of the Facebook page guidelines here.
      2) The Facebook page for BEST CARS was only registered at the start of this year – usually these pages are set up, generate hundreds of thousands of likes and then vanish.
      3) The exact listing we have posted on this page has been edited at least once – as the “winning” date approaches it is just edited to move the date on.
      I hope this answers your question. Thanks.

      Reply
  2. Chris Scarella

    So if this is a ‘Scam’ why doesn’t FB remove ‘Ban’ it.

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      Facebook seem to be notoriously slow to ban pages like this, and often they do not even bother at all. Maybe it it because they want to check each and every page manually before taking it down. It seems that pages impersonating the bigger companies though are removed quite quickly.
      All we can do is report the page through Facebook via the Report page option on the page itself.
      It’s part of the reason we are trying to spread the message regarding all of these pages designed purely to gain likes. If Facebook do not act to take them down quickly then it is better that Facebook users are aware of this growing problem.

      Reply
  3. tricia

    I got this in my email Thursday . Is this legit???

    Mar 20 at 4:14 PM

    Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to read this email online

    Congratulations !
    2014 BMW M5 Facebook Contest

    Welcome to the BMW Family

    You have been selected as The Winner of our 2014 BMW M5 Contest !

    Our team at BMW Marketing Department would like to say Congratulations !!! and Welcome You to the BMW Family by awarding you our newest BMW M5 Model.

    Our team is eager to meet you, , our Lucky Winner so please click the button below and enter your contact information along with an appropriate time when we can reach you to make the proper arrangements in order to hand you over your New 2014 BMW M5.

    Enter your details here

    Note

    *Note: You will not be required to pay for any taxes or fees. All expenses are covered by our company and we will not ask for any sensitive information form you beside your contact information.

    Looking forward to get in touch with you,

    Kind Regards,
    John Bailey,
    BMW

    Reply
  4. Marion Wilson

    I have just received the same winning email…guess I won’t be picking up my new BMW anytime soon. But what do they gain from doing this? Ah well, you live n learn.

    Reply
  5. brigitte

    You have been selected as The Winner of our 2014 BMW M3 Contest ! Our team at BMW Marketing Department would like to say Congratulations !!! and Welcome You to the BMW Family by awarding you our newest BMW M5 Model.Our team is eager to meet you,Laura lauta van aysma , our Lucky Winner so please click the button below and enter your contact information along with an appropriate time when we can reach you to make the proper arrangements in order to hand you over your New 2014 BMW M3

    Note

    *Note: You will not be required to pay for any taxes or fees. All expenses are covered by our company and we will not ask for any sensitive information form you beside your contact information.Looking forward to get in touch with you, Kind Regards,John Bailey,BMW

    Regards, Brigitte

    I received the same email today. The name of the contest was BMW m3 2014.

    Reply

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