Contest and giveaway scams are everywhere. They are also pretty easy to spot and avoid if you know what you are looking at.
Contest scams have always been around, this is not a new thing. Scams are also here to stay so you might as well just get used to ignoring them. I don't even waste my time reporting them anymore on social media channels. Almost all social media channels will ignore your report, but they do keep count of all the reports you make, and YOU could end up banned for being a nuisance. I have seen it happen too many times.
If you still have a very clear plan of what information you are willing to give out to claim a prize, you will never be scammed. It's as simple as that.
Information a Legit Contest Can Ask For ✅
The only information you ever need to give out to claim any prize won are the following:
- Full Name
- Birth Date
- Phone number
- Mathematical question response
- Government ID if claiming a cash or alcohol prize.