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More Southwest Air Ticket Giveaway Scams Appearing on Facebook

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Posts being distributed on Facebook claim that you can win flight tickets to anywhere in the world courtesy of Southwest Airlines just by liking, sharing, commenting, and clicking a link.




Analysis:
These posts and the Facebook Pages they come from a fraudulent and are in no way associated with Southwest Airlines. Those who participate have zero chance of winning because the promised free air tickets do not exist. The posts are scams designed to trick you into spamming your friends with the same bogus promotion and submitting your personal information on suspect survey websites.

Southwest Airline scams like this are very common on Facebook. As are scams that falsely claim to be associated with other well-known airlines. And, similar scams offer many other types of prizes, including luxury cars, cruises, and vacations. Do not help the scammers by participating in their fake competitions.

Refer to the following resources for further details about such scams:
What is a Facebook Survey Scam?
Survey Scam List




Example:
We’re giving away 800 tickets to any destination in the world we fly to, 4 tickets per winner for you and your friends. (Up to 400 winners). Food & Drinks plus hotels are all paid for with $5,000 spending money. Want to win 4 tickets?
1. Share this photo and Comment “Booked” below.
2. Like This Page.
3. Then go here: [Link removed]
Good Luck~ Southwest

Southwest Air Scam Post

Example:
Southwest Air Survey Scam Post

The following Hoax-Slayer YouTube video covers a similar type of scam that claimed to be giving away a Range Rover:

Last updated: October 12, 2016
First published: September 5, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
‘All Inclusive Southwest Vacation’ Facebook Like-Farming Scam
Facebook Event Scams Promise Free Southwest Airlines Tickets

 

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