The Facebook post below: "Surprise Your family this Christmas By winning first class tickets to anywhere Around the World," which claim that Emirates Airline is giving away free first class flights anywhere around the world, 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 to be one of the lucky winners.
But, the Facebook post is a fake and is not associated with Emirates Airline. It is only a scam created by scammers 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 Emirates Airline Facebook Post
"Surprise Your family this christmas By winning first class tickets to anywhere Around the World (Ends 25th Oct)"
The legitimate Emirates Airline Facebook page is located at:
Always go to the legitimate Emirates Airline 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.
This Facebook scam is similar to the following: