Can we Please Stop it with the Facebook Scams?

Posted by Graham Henry | Posted in Facebook, News, Opinion | Posted on Mar 21, 2013

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Louis CK Contest

Since I posted on this last week, I’ve seen another massively popular scam based on the PS4, and now this one getting started around Louis C.K.. Now, to be fair, this one comes from a local, legitimate newspaper, so they might not know that they’re not allowed to do this. Still, come on! Has this just become acceptable now? Will we be plagued by fake share contests from everywhere? It’s a clear violation of Facebook’s Page guidelines as well as a sloppy way to run a contest, since there’s no way to privately contact the winners. I sincerely hope we start seeing less of this in the future.

If you want to know how to run a legitimate Facebook contest, you can read Facebook Contests: Rules and Regulations.

Update: Turns out the contest operator is actually trying to make good on their giveaway! Good for them!

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