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What is It with "Must Express Something to Keep Getting My Recipes" on Facebook?

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Has anybody else come across this on Facebook? I have come across a lot of this just lately on Facebook recipe posts. The posts in question go by something like this... "Must express something to keep getting my recipes.... Thank you.Recipe in First (c.o.m.m.e.n.t ).👇".

Do you think real people are behind this or are they auto generated?

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RegularComper91
a week ago
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Imnotcheap

I've not seen this but would definitely click off immediately don't like it

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Lynibis

You all know I'm a technophobe but I think people have to like and/or comment in order for the person to carry on posting recipes. Possibly English is second language.

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telmel

Lynibis There are so many scams on social media, mainly facebook, that i really think it is not safe anymore

I have been getting numerous messages, just after entering that i have won a particular competition, which i know is a scam because it is before the finishing date

That's the first clue, they don't even get the date right, bad english and spelling is the other clue

It makes me angry that most competitions are now on social media where you are likely to get targeted , then there is LD, they tend to reject more competitions from social media as not genuine, and ask us to prove they are, how ??

I just posted one this morning and managed to find the terms and conditions , so that seems ok

So frustrating !!

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Lynibis

telmel I agree, I hate social media but have tentatively started doing a few comps lately and the day after entering a perfume direct comp was told I had won, about 7 days before closing date! I have had LD knock back a few website comps wanting proof they are genuine companies. I just shrug and move on not worth the hassle or arguing.

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SebK84

Someone already asked and it was explained on Reddit.

''Yeah, they're basically auto-generated using stolen recipes and stolen pictures (not always of the food in the text) by computer programs that post all day to various groups/accounts they've created. The ploy is that they want people to click on the link in the post, which leads to a site literally stuffed with ads that they can make money on. The "must express something to keep getting my recipes" part is to make naive people think that they're going to lose access to these wonderful paragons of cooking opportunity if they don't comment something (and there are bots in the comments goading them on, making them think that if so many people are responding, it must be true).''

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Lynibis

SebK84 thank you for that I will be more aware now. I only use for a few friends and to follow a website I write show reviews for, they have lots of posts on what is going on in our community.

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jms19

SebK84 also i think it’s to do with the algorithm, the more people that engage with their posts in turn means their posts are seen by more people b

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RegularComper91

Thanks for the comments, everyone. Facebook is littered with scammers. I no longer use it for competitions for that reason.

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martinlufc5637

I haven't seen this, but to be honest I barely go on Facebook now, nothing but adds andy feed is always full of nonsense religious pages

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