Emirates airline investigates malicious social media scam

The airline warns users not to click on an Emirates survey which has circulated on Facebook

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Emirates airline investigates malicious social media scam The survey offers two free airline tickets when the users answers three questions
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  May 30, 2017

Emirates airline has warned social media users to not be tempted to click on fraudulent links on social media.

The airline is investigating a phishing scam that has appeared on Facebook prompting users to take part in an Emirates survey. The survey offers two free airline tickets when the users answers three questions, with one question asking ‘Have you ever been a traveller with us?'

The scam uses an Emirates logo and reads: "Congratulations! You have been selected to take part in our short survey to get two free Emirates tickets. We only have 332 tickets remaining so hurry up."

An Emirates spokesperson said: "Emirates has become aware of fraudulent websites purporting to come from the company claiming to offer free airline tickets to those who take an online survey.

"We advise anyone not to click on any links or share these links on social media. Emirates is investigating the source of the scam and will take appropriate legal action against the perpetrators."

Phishing scams are a common way for cybercriminals to illegally hack into a user's device and steal their identity or bank account details.

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