Emirates airline has made it crystal clear and has cautioned that those who are deviating the common populace by announcing that they have won free airline tickets or other prizes will have to face “appropriate legal action”.
Just recently a false website sprang throughout the world, most prominently in the Middle Eastern countries, which promised to give away 259 tickets to those who become a part of brief survey. The hoax website stated that the prizes were being offered in order to celebrate Emirates’ 30th anniversary, while the airline became 31-year-old on Tuesday.
Emirates spokesperson, told an international website;
“Emirates have become aware of fraudulent emails and SMS/WhatsApp messages purporting to come from Emirates that contain links to a website claiming to offer free airline tickets to those who take an on-like survey. We advise anyone who receives this message not to click on any links or onward forward the message through social media.
“Emirates is investigating the source of the scam and will take appropriate legal action against the perpetrators,” the spokesperson concluded.
The same scam, in different natures, has been ruling the web for more than a year now; and Emirates has been affected the most by it. It promises users free tickets and thousands of cash prizes, if they sign up on a Facebook page.
But, Emirates is not the only airline or an international, prominent name which had to face the problem. Many different cons have used the names of British Airways, Lufthansa, Delta and Qantas to fool people.
Such scams and shady websites entice the audiences for worthy and expensive rewards, while they steal their important and personal information in turn. They also direct the users to share the survey or promotions with friends, which make their scam go viral; and they earn on every click the website gets.