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Emirates “Win 5 First Class Tickets to Anywhere in the World” Facebook Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Post on the “Emirates Competition” Facebook Page claims that you can win 5 First Class tickets to anywhere in the world and £10,000 just by liking the Page, sharing a promotional photo, and typing the number 2 as a comment.


Analysis:
The Facebook Page and the posts it generates are fraudulent.  The Page is not associated with Emirates in any way and it is certainly not giving away any free flights or cash.

In fact, the page is a typical like-farming scam designed to collect large numbers of  likes as quickly as possible. Once the Facebook Page has gained many new likes, it can then be redeployed to launch survey scams or other types of fraudulent activity. Alternatively, the Page may be sold on the black market to other scammers.  The more likes the Page has, the more it can sell for on the black market.

Scams like this are extremely common on Facebook. Do not assist the scammers by participating in their fake giveaways.


Refer to the following resources for further details about such scams:
Facebook Like-Farming Scams
Like-Farming Scam List

Example:
Congratulations to Emily Riley of London for winning our last competition of a Emirates Vacation containing 5 First Class tickets to anywhere in the world and £10,000! She has been contacted and her trip has been booked! Contest #2 begins now so be quick as it will only last till Friday 30th September 2016!
To Win 5 First Class tickets to anywhere in the world and £10,000 Simply follow the rules below.
1. Like our page.
2. Share this photo and type the number 2 below.
Winners will be contacted on Friday 30th September 2016!Emirates Competition Like-Farming Scam

The following Hoax-Slayer YouTube provides more information about like-farming scams:

Last updated: September 26, 2016
First published: September 26, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
‘Emirates Air’ Free Flight Tickets Scam Again Hitting Facebook
Facebook Like-Farming Scams
Emirates Facebook Page

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