Delta Air Lines free tickets scam spreads virally on Facebook

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

After seemingly successfully spreading a scam across Facebook disguised as free JetBlue Airways tickets yesterday, the bad guys have turned their attention to Delta Air Lines.

Messages seen spreading today on Facebook look like this:

Just Got 4 Delta Air Lines Tickets For Free
delta tickets
They are offering 4 tickets to use in the Holiday Season. Grab yours now

Maybe your security spider sense should already have made you suspicious about the seemingly oh-so-generous offer, but no doubt there are many people who would have felt tempted to click on the link. Especially when it appears on the wall of one of your Facebook friends.

If you do click on the link you are taken to a page which tells you you will need to “connect” if you want to receive your four free tickets.

Which, in turn, takes you to a standard…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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