The Facebook post and page below, which state: "Great news, we're giving away 5 tickets each to 300 people for a 2 week trip to Bora Bora in a 5 star hotel with $5,000 spending money," are a scam. Thousands of Facebook users are being tricked into "liking", sharing or commenting on the fake American Airlines Facebook page hosting the post. Facebook users are advised not to follow the instructions in the post or on the fake Facebook webpage.
Facebook users who have received the fake post below on their Facebook Wall or Timeline, are ask to report it as spam or delete it. And, are ask to always check with the legitimate American Airlines Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/AmericanAirlines to verify the authenticity of a promotion.
The Legitimate American Airlines Facebook Page
The Fake American Airlines Page and Post
Great news, we're giving away 5 tickets each to 300 people for a 2 week trip to Bora Bora in a 5 star hotel with $5,000 spending money..Want to win? You must Share this picture and like the page and Comment Thanks You.
Good luck, competition ends on July 10 2015, winners will be messaged and announced on Facebook.
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 liking and sharing a Facebook post or website. So, if you have already liked or shared this scam, please unlike and unshare it.
Click here for instructions on how to remove things you have already posted on Facebook.
The fake American Airlines Facebook page is located:
- https://www.facebook.com /pages/American-Airline /100260113656508
The fake page has the name "American Airline". The name has the letter "s" missing from Airlines.