Back in 2015 the first fake Facebook pages under the name of Emirates Air. and other airlines were popping up, advertising bogus competitions for free First Class tickets. Now they are back again!
Loyalty Lobby wrote about this when they first appeared back in early September (see our article here).
The old pages were deleted after some time but it seems that doesn’t keep whoever put them up from trying again.
Again, I was surprised how many of my friends on Facebook actually shared this bogus information (which is how I initially got aware of it). It shows once again how blindly people follow certain ‘Free Stuff’ adverts and how fast the brain goes into idle mode.
The page claims:
Just share this post & Comment “Thank You” and then click Like Page and you’ll automatically be entered into our drawing where 850 people will win 5 all inclusive tickets first class tickets to anywhere in the world with $5,000 spending money Winners will be chosen at random and announced, messaged by our page. Good luck!
Emirates indeed runs certain promotions and giveaways on their verified Facebook page but those are limited quantities and only through their main page that is moderated and verified.
One should be careful when it comes to things that look ‘too good to be true’ because that mostly holds true. It’s not unusual for airlines to have giveaways as promotional campaigns but in that case it’s a few tickets and not five hundred or a thousand. That just sounds crazy to begin with.