"We at Emirates Have Decided to Giveaway Free Flights for an Entire Year" is a Facebook Scam
September 7, 2015
The Facebook post and page below which claim that Emirates Airline has decided to give away FREE flights for an entire year to 406 of their lucky fans, to celebrate serving two hundred million passengers, 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 fans.
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But, the Facebook post and page are a fake and are 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 Page or Post
We at Emirates have decided to giveaway FREE flights for an entire year to 406 of our lucky fans to celebrate serving Two Hundred Million passengers! To enter for your chance to win simply follow the rules below!
You Must Complete The Following:
1. SHARE this photo!
2. Like This Page
3.comment Thank You.
Winners will be contacted on September 8, 2015!
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. And Emirates Airlines, on their legitimate Facebook page has stated the same promotion is a scam. They have posted the following:
The recent competition on Facebook offering free flights is a hoax and has nothing to do with Emirates. Our competitions are always run from our officially verified social media channels. Emirates has been working with Facebook to have these pages removed. We request you to kindly report any such fake promotions to Facebook.
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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