Jetstar '11th Birthday First Class Flights Giveaway' Facebook Scam
This Facebook post, which comes from a Page that claims to be associated with Australian airline, Jetstar, is supposedly offering the chance to win first class flights plus $10,000 spending money. The Page claims that the giveaway is a way of celebrating the airline's 11'th birthday. The post features an image of a gift box containing a Jetstar airline ticket. To win, claims the message, all you need do is like and share an image, comment 'Happy Birthday' and click a link to claim your prize.
But, in fact, the Page is not associated with Jetstar in any way and it is certainly not giving away free airline tickets or cash. The Page is a typical Facebook scam designed to trick you into supplying your personal information on suspect prize pages.
If you like, share, and comment as instructed, you effectively become a spammer for the people who created the fake Page. Liking, sharing and commenting ensures that the scam travels rapidly around Facebook and is seen by a great many potential victims.
Clicking the link takes you to a third-party website that asks you to supply your name and contact details for a chance to win airline tickets. But, fine print on the site informs you that the information you supply will be shared with the site's 'sponsors'. Thus, after providing your details, you will begin receiving phone calls, emails, text messages, and surface letters advertising a host of products and services that you probably don't want or need.
The real Jetstar Facebook Page is simply called 'Jetstar Australia ' and the official name of the company is 'Jetstar Airways', not 'Jetstar Airline'. The scammers have named their fake page in a way that may convince many people that the Page really is associated with Jetstar.
In recent months, like-farming and survey scammers have created fake Facebook Pages that falsely claim to be associated with several major airlines, including, Delta, Qantas, and Virgin. Be wary of any Facebook Page or post that claims that you can win free air travel or other valuable prizes such as cruises or luxury cars just by liking and sharing and participating in surveys or offers.
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: [Link Removed]
3. Comment Happy Birthday.
Last updated: July 27, 2015
First published: July 27, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
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