Two free Southwest Airlines Tickets? Don’t be scammed on Facebook!

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

If they are being given away for free, who wouldn’t want two tickets to any destination in the United States?

According to messages spreading across Facebook, Southwest Airlines is offering free tickets in a marketing promotion.

TWO FREE Southwest Airline Tickets
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SW is currently giving away 2 tickets to any destination within the United States, only to a few select people.

Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? So what happens if you click on the link.

The webpage you are taken to, tells you that to be eligible for the competition, you have to share the link with your Facebook friends, adding the words

“Southwest is the best”

as a comment.

In my investigation I used a research account, without any Facebook friends to share the link with, and didn’t add the phrase “Southwest is the best”.

It seems that failing to observe the rules did me no harm at all, as I was immediately…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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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