I’ve talked here about scams before and didn’t plan to again, but then the post in the picture above started making the rounds. This is a scam! Right now we need to be on the lookout, because there are plenty of scams going around, preying on our fears and frustrations.
Before commenting or sharing a post, make sure you do your research. How old is the page? How many posts are there? Are there any mistakes? The post from the picture says “Disneyworld”, which is your first clue that it’s a scam. If it were legit, it would be “Walt Disney World”. There would also be a blue check next to it, showing that it is a verified page.
If you still aren’t sure, look at the pictures. Those boxes are from RunDisney. While the races do take place at Walt Disney World, they have nothing to do with the “prize”. Those are the snack boxes that are given to runners and volunteers, you wouldn’t want one to be mailed to you. Notice as well that the prize description is vague. What is it that you’re supposed to be receiving, a box or a vacation? If you still aren’t sure, there is one more major mistake. Walt Disney World will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2021. The “78th birthday” is a looooong way off.
Don’t ever give anyone personal information unless you are sure. I’m not just talking about Walt Disney World, I mean ever. One thing that I will often do if I am unsure is to check the actual website of the business, and not through the link provided in the post. If the legitimate business has a Facebook contest running, there should be a link to their Facebook page. That will tell you all that you need to know.
These are tough times for all of us, and it breaks my heart that there are people trying to take advantage of others. Please be careful, my friends.