Scam Alert - Jetstar 11th Birthday Facebook Giveaway and Website "flyawayaustralians.com"
July 27, 2015
The Facebook post and page below which claim that Australian Airline Jetstar is giving away first class flights and $10,000 cash to 20 lucky people and 4 of their best friends and family, are 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 to do so in order to participate. You will then be asked to visit the fake website: "www.flyawayaustralians.com" to claim your trip or prize, which will take you to other websites loaded with spam and malicious content.
Please continue reading below.
The fake Facebook post and page are are not associated with Jetstar Australia and are 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 have received the same post on your Facebook Wall or Timeline, please report it to Facebook as scam.
The JetStar Australia Airline Facebook Like-Farming Scam
Jetstar is proud to announce that July marks the arrival of our 11th Birthday! To celebrate 11 years of continued success we are giving away First Class Flights and $10,000 cash to 20 lucky people and 4 of their best friends and family. Simply follow all the rules below to win.
You must complete the following:
1. Like and Share this photo.
2. Claim your trip here: http://www.flyawayaustralians.com
3.comment Happy Birthday.
The fake Jetstar Australia Airline page calls itself "Jetstar Airline" and is located at:
https://www.facebook.com /pages/Jetstar-Airline/ 127737204231158
while the legitimate Jetstar Australia Facebook page is actually called "Jetstar Australia" and is located at:
Remember, always go to the legitimate Jetstar 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.
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