Virgin Atlantic Airways Ticket Scam - "Win Complimentary First Class Flights"
June 23, 2015
The Facebook post and page below which claim that Virgin Atlantic Airways is giving you a chance to win complimentary first class flights to any destination of your choice world wide and $5,000 in spending money for you and up to 5 friends, 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 Atlantic Airways. 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 Virgin Atlantic Airways Ticket Scam
Attention vacation lovers! We are giving you the chance to win Complimentary First Class Flights to any destination of your choice world wide and $5,000 in spending money for you and up to 5 friends.
Only rules are to Like &Share this photo and Comment Thank You below.
Then click here to claim your tickets:
Like our page to see who wins.
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.
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