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“Get 2 Free Qantas Airways Tickets” Facebook Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

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Outline:
Post being shared on Facebook claims that you can click to get two free business class tickets courtesy of Australian airline Qantas.

Analysis:
The post is fraudulent. It has no connection to Qantas and those who participate will certainly not receive any free air tickets. It is just one more in a long line of similar scams that have falsely claimed to be giving away Qantas tickets. And, in recent weeks, alternative versions of the scam have targeted a number of other airlines around the world.

The post is a typical Facebook scam designed to get you to send the same fraudulent material to your Facebook friends and then visit spammy “survey” websites that ask for your personal information.

This video from the Hoax-Slayer YouTube Channel covers a similar survey scam attempt that promises participants the chance to win a Range Rover rather than air tickets:


Refer to the following resources for further details about such scams:
What is a Facebook Survey Scam?
‘Free Airline Ticket’ Scam Posts Plaguing Facebook

An example of the scam post:

Qantas Giveaway Scam Facebook Post

The link in the scam post opens the fraudulent website depicted in the following screenshot:
Bogus Qantas Giveaway Scam Website


Importance Notice

After 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 You

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Closing Date

Hoax-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!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer