The Facebook post below which claims that Virgin Airlines officially turned 85 years old, and to celebrate they are giving away FREE first class tickets to anywhere in the world and $5,000 to spend for 5 persons, is another Virgin Airlines 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 they have to do so in order for a chance of receiving one of the free first class tickets.
But, the Facebook post is a fake and is 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. Facebook users who have received the scam on their Facebook Wall or Timeline, are asked to report it to Facebook as spam.
The Virgin 85th Birthday Free First Class Tickets Giveaway Scam
What an amazing year 2015 is as we officially turn 85 years old! To celebrate our 85th Birthday we are giving away FREE First Class Tickets to anywhere in the world and $5,000 to spend for you and up to 4 of your closest friends and family!
Simply Like and Share this photo then Comment "Happy Birthday!" below.
Remember to Like our page to see who wins!
Always go to the legitimate Virgin Airways Facebook page to verify the authenticity of a promotion before taking part in it. The legitimate Virgin Atlantic Airways Facebook page is located at:
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: