A post currently being shared on Facebook claims that US-based airline, JetBlue is giving two free tickets to everyone who shares a link. Supposedly, the giveaway is to celebrate the airline’s anniversary.
The post includes an image that appears to show two JetBlue flight tickets.
However, the post is not associated with JetBlue in any way and those who participate have no chance whatsoever of getting any free flight tickets.
In fact, the post is a typical Facebook giveaway scam designed to trick you into divulging your personal details on bogus websites. There have been several versions of the JetBlue ticket giveaway scam in recent years.
The company posted the following message in response to a very similar 2019 version of the same scam:
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Screenshots off the scam post and website:
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!