No, You Aren’t Getting Any Cash for Downloading The Rock’s Films
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s verified Facebook page makes no mention of these giveaways.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s verified Facebook page makes no mention of these giveaways.(Photo: The Quint)

No, You Aren’t Getting Any Cash for Downloading The Rock’s Films

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Several Facebook profiles and pages that claim their association with the Hollywood actor and former WWE wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson are promising users cash and prizes if they shared posts and downloaded the actor’s movies.

The pages and profiles indicate that the fake posts are, in fact, from 'The Rock' himself. Hoax-slayer.net, a fact-checking website, reported that the admin first urges fans and users to share a picture and then click a link to download one of Johnson's films.

The pages claim that Johnson would himself select the winners from among those who shared or downloaded the content.

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Hoax-Slayer also said that these posts had no connection whatsoever with 'The Rock', and those duped into believing any such thing stood no chance of winning anything.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's verified Facebook page makes no mention of these giveaways.

A screenshot of a fake Facebook post claiming ‘The Rock’ would select a winner from among those who shared or downloaded the content. &nbsp;
A screenshot of a fake Facebook post claiming ‘The Rock’ would select a winner from among those who shared or downloaded the content.  
(Picture Courtesy: Hoax-slayer.net)

Besides this, the fake posts and profiles take users to a link where they are asked to fill in their credit/debit card details, despite claiming that movies were free.

"The posts are scams designed to trick you into visiting a decidedly dodgy video hosting website that asks for your personal and financial information. The site claims that the movie downloads are free but insists that you provide your credit card details as a means of validating your account," Hoax-Slayer said.

(Photo Courtesy: Hoax-slayer.net)

(With inputs from Hoax-slayer.net)

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