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Free TV/Holiday/Hot Tub giveaway posts on Facebook

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AnnieCartwright Fri 05-Jun-20 18:39:45

Friends I would assume to have some intelligence and commonsense (professional qualifications and jobs), are reposting the stupid so called Currys post for a free TV over and over tonight in the hopes of 'winning' it.

Maybe I just need new friends?


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dancinguser Fri 05-Jun-20 18:43:11

What's the problem with this? If you're suggesting that all Facebook competitions must be fake then you're mistaken, I've won many over the years from both large companies and small businesses.

ghostyslovesheets Fri 05-Jun-20 18:46:34

Yanbu it takes seconds to check - people are silly

vanillandhoney Fri 05-Jun-20 18:46:53

Plenty of those are real, you know that right? They're a way of getting people to like and share their pages - free publicity and advertising.

Bargainhuntbore Fri 05-Jun-20 18:56:48

Plenty are real.
Plenty are not.

There is no Ford Focus ST line
No tv from Currys.


Hugglespuffed Fri 05-Jun-20 19:00:04

Do you think they are all fake? Because I can assure you they aren't.

AnnieCartwright Fri 05-Jun-20 19:00:55

Most are not real though. The so-called Currys page should be Currys PCWorld. Only takes a second to Google.

Its up there with the crying baby at the side of the road warnings and missing dogs from the other side of the world from 4 years ago.

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Bargainhuntbore Fri 05-Jun-20 19:02:31

Ive won 3 comps on FB. Local (to me) things like a framed photo, race entry and a pair of earrings.

But there are these scammers who “giveaway” 2 weeks in St Tropez/Christmas in New York/range rovers...... they do not exist. There are seriously some fools out there

Marriedtoapenguin Fri 05-Jun-20 19:05:15

I've just seen one of the 'Currys' giveaways. It's got that single post only. You have to ask for the website. It's so clearly fake.

It's the same with the we've ordered too many caravans posts which follow the same modus operandi.

LochJessMonster Fri 05-Jun-20 19:07:48

It’s the ones that start ‘the previous winner was underage so couldn’t claim the prize...’ and the page has only just been created.
So obviously fake.
No one is giving away cars or luxury holidays or iPads that can’t be sold because they were boxed wrong.
It’s embarrassing when friends share it.

Sparklesocks Fri 05-Jun-20 19:07:55

I’ve seen one that is something like ‘virgin holiday’ with the virgin holidays logo claiming they’re giving away £1m worth of free holidays. I mean £1m, really?? And at the moment where many travel agents are on the brink of bust??

AnnieCartwright Fri 05-Jun-20 19:10:19

I do know of a coupe of friends who have won FB stuff, but they're relatively small things from local bespoke businesses.

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dancinguser Fri 05-Jun-20 19:25:04

Most are not real though. The so-called Currys page should be Currys PCWorld. Only takes a second to Google.

I didn't realise from your OP that you were talking about a fake page, I thought you just didn't believe FB competitions were legit. In that case YANBU.

AnnieCartwright Fri 05-Jun-20 19:29:54

Sorry, yes I could have been clearer on reading it back.

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slashlover Fri 05-Jun-20 19:30:50

I've seen ones for Tesco vouchers but when you go into the page transparency part it shows you that the page was previously called 'ASDA vouchers'.

DieSchottin93 Fri 05-Jun-20 19:31:09

The fake pages are soooo obvious yet so many people fall for them 🤦🏻‍♀️ For one the grammar is often terrible and secondly if they only took a few seconds to go onto the page and look at the "page transparency" bit they'd see it was created the day before or something and they have little to no other's a shame people fall for these things.

slashlover Fri 05-Jun-20 20:02:08

This is the sort of thing OP is talking about. Just shared by a friend on FB.

Sparklesocks Fri 05-Jun-20 20:05:32

@slashlover it looks like someone took that picture in their garage grin

ViciousJackdaw Fri 05-Jun-20 20:18:06

There is no Ford Focus ST line

There is, I've been driving one for the past 18 years.

Imonaplane Fri 05-Jun-20 20:32:59

I think the PP is referring to the fake page offering a car as a prize.

Bargainhuntbore Fri 05-Jun-20 22:52:48

@ViciousJackdaw 🙄

In competitions.

BuzzShitbagBobbly Fri 05-Jun-20 23:05:05

You may all scoff but The Rock has just personally invited me to enter his free cash giveaway.

What with that and my free £75 Asda voucher I'm all set


(Yes I am kidding!)

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