A facebook page with a name "OFW Giveaways" are luring facebook users especially the OFWs to follow and like their page with a promise that they might win some "too-good-to-be-true prizes" just by sharing a facebook post. The most alarming thing is that they use popular personalities like Senator Manny Pacquiao and even President Rodrigo Duterte.
Netizens are advised to be vigilant and observant not to believe everything that is posted in social media.
Satire sites are everywhere and there are no concrete rules or law that penalizes these kind of scammers. They are making attractive and catchy posts that will make you believe to be true but all along it is fake and are only made to acquire huge following and when their pages got their desired number of followers, they will sell it to the highest bidder. In short, they are making money out of people's ignorance or should we say, indolence.
At first glance, they may seem legit by just looking at the post. But when you dig into it deeply, you will find some irregularities like no one replies when you sent them a message, no winners in spite of their so-called big promos.
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I tried checking the information provided in their "about" section and look what I've found out:
Now, why would you trust a page that is obviously doing it just for fun and the grammar is not even correct?
It's perfectly fine to verify the post first before sharing it and it won't harm anyone to check first if what you are reading is true. By just clicking and sharing the link of a satire or fake news, you ended up taking part of spreading fake information. Be cautious for the good of those around you and yourself as well.
BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!
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