BMW M3 Scam: 2 Free BMW M3 Models to ‘Lucky Winners’ Post Isn’t Real

March 18, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A viral Facebook message saying that two free BMW M3 models will be given away by next month if users share, comment, or “like” the article is fake.

The whole scam post reads:

“We are giving 2 BMW M3 On April 15 , 2014
2 Lucky Winners Will Be Announced On April 15

Step 1) Like this post
Step 2) Comment which color you want.
Step 3) share on your wall
Step 4) Like Page
Good Luck to everyone !”

However, it’s not real, and it is just designed to get users to get traffic to a Facebook page, which will then be likely sold off to other scammers.

“The message and Page are fraudulent and no BMW M3’s are being given away. This is a typical like-farming scam designed to trick users into accumulating Page likes under false pretences. Pages with high like numbers can later be used to launch further scam attacks. Or they may be sold on the black market to other scammers. This scam Page is just one in a series of like-farming Pages that have claimed to be giving away BMW cars,” says Hoax-Slayer.