Circulating Facebook post claims that you can click to get 2 free tickets to fly anywhere from the UAE’s Etihad Airways.
The post is fraudulent and it is not associated with Etihad Airways in any way. Participants will not receive any free flight tickets.
The post is a Facebook scam designed to trick you into spamming your friends with the same bogus promotion and then supplying your personal information on suspect third-party survey websites.
Etihad Airways has warned people about the scam via the following comment on its Facebook Page:
Etihad Airways has been made aware of bogus websites on which Etihad Airways tickets are offered in return for participants completing a survey, adding a link to their Facebook account and sharing it with 15 friends. Any offer of Etihad Airways flight tickets through this bogus website is fraudulent. Etihad Airways has no association with it whatsoever and has initiated proceedings against the owners of the site. Any tickets issued contrary to the airline’s terms and conditions are void and won’t be accepted for travel on Etihad Airways.
This type of scam continues to be very common on Facebook.
Clicking the link in the scam post opens this fraudulent website (Screenshot):
Last updated: September 24, 2016
First published: September 24, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!