Online giveaways are the most luring, and also easy to fall for. Especially for highly priced products, these contests manage to garner immense response from people online. While there are some genuine contests, there are many which are fake and many people fall for it. One such event doing rounds is a Google Pixel contest, which has so far managed to get over 4,000 responses on Facebook. Also Read - Google won't let you sign in on these Android phones and this will happen soonAlso Read - How to hide likes on Instagram, Facebook if you don't want social media validation
The contest is being held on Facebook by a page very subtly named “Official Google Pixel”. The layout and content on this page appears to be very convincing and believable, which could have led to thousands of people falling for it. The contest was announced on October 25, and the prize was 50 Google Pixel smartphones to 50 winners.
To win a Google Pixel, all one had to do was type ‘PIXEL’ on the comment section without interruption. All the letters should be typed separately in one comment each without any interruptions in between. In addition to this, contestants had to like the page, and share the post to complete the process. The contest was held for 24 hours.
Following the completion, all 50 winners of the contest were also announced. However, after the list of winners was posted on the “Official Google Pixel” page, it didn’t take long for people to realize that it was all fake. Users started commenting saying that the contest is fake. There were some who were still in disbelief, and frustrated over not winning the contest. There’s also a Peter Parker (Spiderman), and South African cricketer David Miller in the winner list. ALSO READ: Fake AdBlock Plus extension tricks 37,000 users; here s how to check the genuine one
The giveaway contest although over, is still managing to get attention with people still commenting on the post. To make things more convincing, the fake page posted pictures of the Google Pixel series, and Pixel 2 series as well. It even tagged the official Google page on Facebook, and shared content from the “Made by Google” page. If you come across posts like these, check if the page is genuine or not. Official brand pages usually have the verified badge, and Google has it on all of its product pages. ALSO READ: Beware, Sarahah websites claiming to reveal senders identity are fake