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Beware of the fraudulent Facebook contest, the site promises to win the Samsung Galaxy Note9


The Internet is already a traditional site of various cheats and fake sites that try to get sensitive information from their visitors. A frequent occurrence is a competition for valuable prizes, which often require only to attract money from the users. Several times on our site, we warned of such scams. Among the latest discoveries is another fraudulent competition Police SR within his Facebook page Hoakes and Scams.

Underwater competitor at Note9

The Samsung website ( / samsungslovakia) is officially represented by a South Korean manufacturer in Slovakia. In the meantime, he denied that this was his profile. The site says that since its launch, Samsung has celebrated its 80th anniversary, and for this reason, it puts four of the latest phones in competition Samsung Galaki Note 9 in the image shown in 4 colors. Facebook users should have a status, share it and tag another person with their friends in a comment.

The site states that the competition will be rated only if it involves at least 3,000 people. In these competitions, the organizer usually extends the base of Facebook fan sites, gets the names of people who are willing to engage in fraud. These people then contact the fraudsters and in various ways try to extract money from them, such as fees for obtaining or checking. It is often a small amount, but with a large number of deceived people it makes a large number.

How do you know the scam page?

The Slovenian police also warn about recognizing the common features of similar locations:

1. In the case of large brands, there are paradoxically few fans. Every big and famous brand has been on Facebook for years for a great audience.

2. The absence of text in the "Information" section, for example, lacks an infoline number or an official email address.

3. No site content except for one post related to the competition. Maybe nothing speaks about statuses. There are no posts about certain people, company representatives.

4. There is no innovative competition, just a classic "share, comment, mark".

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