Facebook Scam - "Virgin has Decided to Giveaway FREE Flights for an Entire Year"
Feb 10, 2015
Dec 30, 2014
The Facebook post and page below which claim that Virgin Australia is giving away free flights for an entire year to 300 lucky fans to celebrate serving one hundred million passengers, is a Facebook Like-farming scam. The scam will attempt to trick you into commenting on it,liking it, sharing it and completing surveys, by claiming that you have a chance of winning.
Please continue reading below.
But, the Facebook post and page are a fake and are not associated with Virgin Australia. It is only a scam to get Facebook users to comment on, "like" or share in order to spread the same scam to other Facebook users.
If you receive the same post on your Facebook Wall or Timeline, please report it as spam and then delete it.
The Facebook Like-Farming Scam
We at Virgin have decided to giveaway FREE flights for an entire year to 300 of our lucky fans to celebrate serving One Hundred Million passengers! To enter for your chance to win simply follow the rules below!
To be entered to win all you have to do is the following:
1. LIKE and SHARE this photo!
2.to Claim Your Chance Click the following link --> [Link]
and that's it!
Winners will be contacted on December 30, 2014!
The legitimate Virgin Australia Facebook page is located at:
Always go to the legitimate Virgin Australia Facebook page to verify the authenticity of a promotion before taking part in it.
Now, by liking,commenting on and sharing the scam, you are only helping to spread it to other Facebook users and making the scammers responsible for this, earn money. Scammers earn money when they make a page popular and are able to sell it to the highest bidder, along with the names and other public information of the persons who liked or shared the scam.
I guess, the last thing we want to do is to make these scammers rich by tricking you and others into commenting on, liking and sharing a Facebook post or website. So, if you have already liked, commented on, or shared this scam, please unlike, remove your comment and 'unshare' it.
Click here for instructions on how to remove things you have already posted on Facebook. And be careful, because scammers and spammers are tricking Facebook users into commenting on, sharing and liking things on Facebook.
After tricking Facebook users into doing the abovementioned activities, the scam will then ask them to go to the following fake Virgin Australia website to complete surveys:
The website will ask Facebook users to complete surveys and share the same website in order to stand a chance of receiving free flights for one year, but this is a trick to get you to complete the surveys that the cybercriminals behind this scam will get paid for.
This Facebook scam is similar to the following:
Remember to leave your comment and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Alert and help your family and friends by sharing this article with them: