It’s time to put out another warning about pages on Facebook claiming to be giving away Disney trips. They say they are giving away trips, but the purpose is just to get you to share their page and videos.
The latest one I have seen circulating is called Walt Disney World Travel, except it is not a Disney page. The reason I know is because it is not a verified page. All of Disney’s Facebook pages will have the verified checkmark next to them.
Another way to tell that it is fake is that Disney will have you fill out an entry form with all your information in order for you to enter a contest. The fake accounts usually just require you to share their post, their page, or their video. Here is a screenshot of the Walt Disney World Travel Facebook page, notice there is no verified mark.
Now here is a screenshot of the real Walt Disney World Facebook page. Notice there is a verified check mark. Also, you can see that the profile pictures are pretty much the same. They just copied the picture from Disney’s page and used it for their page. Also, if you look under the “About” section there is no information on the fake page.
The verified check mark is the easiest way to see right away if it is a real account or if it is fake. The other way to tell is that the fake accounts really only talk about “giveaways,” but never congratulate anyone on the page. Plus, they usually use the same type of picture that shows stacks of boxes, which they say “are ready to be mailed to winners.” People have commented under these pictures with links showing where the original picture came from.
Don’t feel bad if you thought a fake account was real, that’s not why I’m writing this. A lot of people think it’s real, because who wouldn’t want to win a trip to Disney World? The problem is the people who make these accounts prey on that. It’s so frustrating, because it’s giving people hope that they might win a trip and that’s not fair.
Here is a list of some real Disney Facebook pages:
- Walt Disney World
- Disney Cruise Line
- Adventures by Disney
- Disney Vacation Club
- Disney Store
There are more pages from Disney, but these are the ones that would most likely be faked by someone to try and do a fake giveaway. The best thing to do would be to like the pages I linked to, so you will get updates from the real pages on your news feed.
If there’s ever any question about a page, just do a quick search for it on Facebook and you will see if it’s the real account or if it’s a fake account. Remember, Disney accounts are usually verified with a check mark (all the destination pages, like Disney World, are verified) and there will not be a period at the end or any extra letters.
Hope this info helps!
Thanks for reading!