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WestJet Free Tickets Giveaway Facebook Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

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Canadian airline WestJet joins a long list of other airlines that have been targeted in Facebook survey scams in recent years.  

A post currently being shared on Facebook claims that the airline is giving EVERYONE two free tickets.  The post urges you to click to get your free tickets.

However, the post has no connection to WestJet and no free flight tickets are being given away. Those who participate have no chance of winning anything whatsoever.

The post is designed to trick you into submitting your personal information on scammy “survey” and “offer” websites.  If you do so, your information will be shared with unscrupulous marketing companies.

Read more about Facebook Survey Scams

An example of the scam post:

WestJet Ticket Giveaway Facebook Scam

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

I 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 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,