Is this the lowest Facebook farming page yet?

**UPDATE: This page has now been shut down by Facebook. Thank you to all who reported this disgraceful page.

APRIL 2014:   A Facebook page with over 30,000 followers claiming to give monetary rewards for those who share their posts about ‘missing Australians’ has been exposed as a scam.

“Missing Persons in Australia” claims to give cash rewards of $500 at random to followers who like and share their posts about individuals alleged to be missing in Australia.    The site also cross promotes other Facebook pages which have also been confirmed as scams.

The page uses stolen images of individuals which have simply been uplifted from public places on the Internet and used to create fake missing person posters.

The creator of this page is using a like-farming method to amass large numbers of followers on it’s page in the shortest amount of time – by preying on the concern and kind nature of Australians.

There are many legitimate websites which provide help and assistance to family and loved ones of missing persons.  This page is certainly not one of them.

An example of the stolen images used to create fake missing persons poster are shown below:

"Missing Person" shownTrue individual in image identified as

While the social networking account of "Gracie" has not been confirmed, it is clear this image has been used in other freely available locations online.

Brianna Zunino Denison (March 29, 1988 – January 20, 2008) was a college student from Santa Barbara, California. On January 20, 2008 she was abducted from a friends house in Reno, Nevada. Her body was later discovered in a field. James Biela was later convicted of her murder.

The digitally altered image of this male was created for a 2010 UK based research experiment to determine whether females perceived masculine traits in men as genetically healthy.


Celebrity figure: Arden Cho

Arden Cho is a Korean American actress, singer/songwriter and model, best known for her supporting role as Kira Yukimura on Teen Wolf.

The image is of Lauren Andrews, a UK based NHS dentist in exminister.
Source: Den Dental Group

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