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04th Jan 2017

Audi Ireland issue warning about Facebook competition scam

Did you get caught by this?

Megan Roantree

Did you get caught by this?

You probably see several Facebook competitions on your timeline every day. Pages which seem like they are legitimate well known companies will claim they are giving away just about anything, from vouchers to holidays to jewellery.

More often than not these competitions are fake, with a prime example being the latest offer, which appeared to be from Audi.

The fake post featured the usual ‘all you have to do’ guidelines and claimed someone would win a car worth a lot of money.

”The fake post states: “Win a BRAND NEW 2016 Audi RS7 Worth €161.000!
We want to do something big for one of you, so now you have this unique chance to win the brand new Audi RS7 worth €161.000!
All you have to do to be a part of the competition is:
1) Like this picture
2) Share this picture
3) Write “AUDI” in the comment section or tag two friends who
you think should join as well!
We will find the lucky winner the 10th. of January!
Maybe it’s you?”
The post said.

Over 60 thousand people shared the post.

Audi’s official Facebook page released a statement to clarify that it is a fake competition.

We have been alerted to a Facebook page that is claiming to be an official Audi Ireland page. This page is also running a competition where it is claiming to give away an Audi RS 7. Please note that this page and competition is in no way affiliated with Audi Ireland or our official dealer partners.”

Don’t worry though, as there’s not real harm if you have already shared the competition (other than a little embarrassment maybe and the fact that now you definitely know you won’t win).