According to a post that is being shared on Facebook, you can click to get two free tickets courtesy of Australian airline Jetstar. Supposedly, Jetstar is giving away the tickets as a means of celebrating its anniversary.
The post looks like this:
But, alas, the post has no connection to JetStar and those who participate have no chance whatsoever of winning flight tickets or any other prize.
Post is a Survey Scam – No Tickets Are Being Given Away
The post is a typical Facebook scam designed to trick you into divulging your personal information on dodgy survey websites.
If you click the link in the hope of claiming your prize, you will be taken to a website that first asks you to complete an utterly pointless survey about your previous experience with Jetstar. No matter what answers you give, you will always be chosen as a “winner”.
Next, you will be taken to a web page that claims that you must share, like, and add a comment before you can claim your free tickets. This ensures that the fraudulent giveaway will continue to spread across Facebook, gaining new victims as it travels.
After you have shared, liked, and commented as instructed, you will be told via a popup window that you must complete a survey to verify your entry and claim your free tickets. The window will include links to various survey websites.
These sites will promise the chance to win further prizes in exchange for supplying your name and contact details. However, your information will be shared with third-party marketing companies who will subsequently inundate you with unwanted and annoying phone calls, text messages, emails, and letters.
Meanwhile, the scammers who created the fake giveaway will earn commissions each time somebody supplies personal details on one of the survey sites.
And, no matter how many surveys you complete, you will never receive the promised free air tickets.
Survey scams like this continue to be very common.