A Facebook scam is affecting thousands of people and it’s going viral very fast. You do not want to be a target of this. The scam is concentrating on people who believe they won two free Southwest Airlines tickets. Beware!
This new Facebook scam claims if you fill out a quick survey, you will win the free airline tickets. The scam also says it is a special promotion for the 88th Anniversary of Southwest.
However, the first red flag is that Southwest Airlines is only 50-years old. Also, the logo design is somewhat different on the fraud ad as opposed to the Southwest Airlines homepage.
According to Snopes, Southwest Airlines has replied to such scams by issuing messages on Twitter that read: “Hey folks! There is a fraud being passed around on Facebook about a 2 free ticket offer from SWA. Please don’t click or share the links!”
A spokeswoman for Southwest also has commented on the Facebook scam. She confirmed there is no affiliation with the offer and with the actual airlines.
“We are aware of the scam for two free tickets being spread across Facebook. This offer is in no way affiliated with Southwest Airlines in any way and we are cooperating with Facebook to get it removed,” said Christi McNeill.
What do you think about this? Please be cautious on what you click on Facebook. If something is too good to be true, it probably is. Also, please share this article and help spread awareness of this scam!
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