“We are Giving Away 500 FREE First Class Flights“ - Virgin Airlines Facebook Giveaway Scam
Aug 6, 2015
The Facebook post and page below which claim that Virgin Airlines / Virgin Atlantic is officially celebrating seating over 150 million passengers since 2014 and to celebrate they are giving away 500 FREE first class flights for the entire year to a few of their lucky fans, is a Facebook Like-farming scam. The scam will attempt to trick potential victims into commenting on it,liking it, sharing it and completing surveys, by claiming that you have to do so in order for a chance of winning one of the 500 free first class flights.
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But, the Facebook post and page are a fake and are not associated with Virgin Airlines/ Virgin Atlantic. 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 to Facebook as spam.
The Fake Virgin Airlines / Atlantic Facebook Page and Ticket Scam
Today is an incredible day at Virgin Airlines as we are officially celebrating seating over 150 million passengers since 2014!! To celebrate we are giving away 500 FREE first class flights for the entire year to a few of our lucky fans!!
Want to win? You must Share this picture and like the page! then Comment Thank You below.
Winners will be decided on August 8 2015
Remember to Like our page to see who won.
The legitimate Virgin Atlantic Airways Facebook page is located at:
Always go to the legitimate Virgin Airways 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 a fake Virgin Airways 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:
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