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Beware of Facebook iPhone, Samsung "giveaway" scam

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Anyone can post on Facebook, even those with malicious intentions are taking advantage of it for their own gain.
Beware of Facebook iPhone, Samsung "giveaway" scam
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Report bogus iPhone and more giveaway on Facebook 

Earlier today, a post by a certain Facebook user where you can allegedly win an iPhone by commenting on the letters I P H O N E circulated on Facebook. It uses fake names and photos of "winners" to entice other people into joining.

It has come to our attention that they even used the photo GIZGUIDE's founder PJ Icogo to dupe unsuspecting Facebook users.

GIZGUIDE is not affiliated to the fake giveaway, nor are we giving away FREE iPhone units.
Example of a fake Samsung giveaway
Example of a fake Samsung giveaway

Apart from iPhones, there are fake giveaways of Samsung phones circling around Facebook as well.
A Facebook user we interviewed who got scammed
A Facebook user we interviewed who got scammed

Scammers are using these fake giveaways to get your personal information, credit card/bank details, or even get mobile prepaid load from you.

Here's how you can spot a fake giveaway posts:

1. The account or brand isn't familiar and is not verified.
2. The account has just been created and uses stolen or fake photos.
3. The giveaway is too good to be true.
4. The account uses the wrong spelling of the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy phones, or any other brand.

Don't fall for internet tricksters. Always check the validity of posts and ask for other people's opinions. If you suspect a post to be fake, report it.

To learn how to report things on Facebook, click hereTo check official GIZGUIDE giveaways, visit this link.
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