Facebook is in the news a lot these days and until recently has been regarded as being a reliable and trustworthy place to swap information and where people could trust being directed to goods and services that they might be interested in thanks to cookies – love them or hate them.
As you all will be aware I love my online bingo and the fact that Jackpotjoy were the first people to bring pay to play bingo to Facebook, with Bingo Friendzy, was good news for me as I trust that site implicitly. I also like to play their free to play Jackpotjoy Slots app on Facebook on a regular basis as I get to play the slots I enjoy without it costing me any money and I get to see my credits grow (if I’m lucky).
Because I have a lot of posts from online bingo sites, the advertising that comes my way on Facebook is mainly bingo related as you would imagine, but the fact that some of the sites that are posting ads there do not appear to be totally up front with people about who they are with people does concern me.
I checked a few of the ads out this weekend just out of interest, and in particular an ad that claimed that Foxy Bingo had a £10 free no deposit bingo offer. I thought I had missed a very important bit of news for our readers so I clicked through, only to find no mention of any such offer.
It may be that the ad was posted originally in good faith when such an offer existed and just ran over time, but to my mind it is some time since Foxy Bingo ran such an offer. It may be that this is a genuine offer, but you would expect it to be acknowledged on the home page of such a big name site so people know they are going to get what was promised if they sign up. At worst these type of ads may be preying on bingo fans and getting them to click through to a site under false pretences.
If a big name like Foxy doesn’t produce a specific landing page for such an offer then there is not much hope for lesser known brands that are being targeted with similar headlines of big giveaways that don’t appear on the sites.
While unfortunately we have no free no deposit bonus to offer at Foxy Bingo right now, there is some big news just around the corner and it might be worth taking up their 200% first deposit bonus now if you’re not already a member so you don’t miss out. More details to follow on WhichBingo very soon.
My advice is to steer clear of these Facebook ads and stick with the name you know you can trust – WhichBingo!