A scam that’s gone viral on Facebook is saying it has 180 Xbox One consoles that can be given away for free “because they’re unsealed.”
However, it’s just a scam designed to get people to share it and trick users into “liking” a Facebook page.
“We have 180 Xbox One which can’t be sold because they’re unsealed so we are giving them out for free to some lucky people,” it reads. “Want To Get One? Just ‘Share’ this photo and ‘Like’ our page. (the more times you share, the more chances you have).”
The scam is designed to get traffic to a page that can later be sold to other scammers.
According to Hoax-Slayer, the message is promoting a page.
“Everything in the message is false. The message is a standard like-farming scam. No legitimate company is ever likely to give away large numbers of expensive products just because they are unsealed. This claim is a common scammer ruse,” it reads. “The message is created simply to obtain as many likes as possible so that the Page can later be sold on the black market or used in further spam or scam campaigns. Such pages will often begin to promote survey scams in subsequent campaigns.”
Other scams include one about a Ford Mustang giveaway and a similar one involving free PlayStation 4s.