The Total Wipeout Facebook events are probably a scam
Just like the Outdoor Cinema and Waterslide ones
Another Facebook scam is doing the rounds advertising Total Wipeout style events in a number of UK uni cities.
The Facebook events, under the name “Total Wipeout Tour” with varying city names, have been circulating Facebook, promising to bring an event “you will not want to miss” during which you can “take part in a series of challenges like you may have seen on Total Wipeout”.
Although it appears ambiguous, lacking many details, the event pages have thousands of attendees and people registering their interest, with 26,000 interested in the Manchester event and 11,000 in Liverpool.
The event descriptions, which are all identical, read: “Have you ever wanted to take part in a series of challenges like you may have seen on Total Wipeout, but never wanted to do it on TV, or think that you would not be able to even complete the first challenge? Well now is your chance to attempt it, without the pressure, and to just have fun.”
In addition to giving little information about the events which are set to take place in consecutive days in September, recent posts on the event wall prompt potential attendees to fill in an online form, disclosing personal information such as mobile numbers and email addresses.
It is thought that this is a ploy to gain contact details and information from non-suspecting students across the country.
The Manchester event even has posts on the event wall exposing it as a scam that is attempting to “data mine” from attendees.
The Total Wipeout Facebook events have been likened to previous viral Facebook events, such as the Outdoor Cinema and Waterslide ones, which never happened.