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By Ben Geier
March 16, 2015

Australian airline Qantas is not giving away free flights, despite what you may be seeing on Facebook.

The fake posting indicated that if you liked and shared a picture, you’d be entered into a drawing to win free first class flights for a year.

“We’re aware of this fake Facebook account,” reads a post from the company’s real Facebook account. “It is a scam and has nothing to do with Qantas. Facebook has been advised and are currently investigating.”

Facebook has been used for scams in the past, of course. Fake giveaways for items like gaming consoles and iPads are commonplace.

According to a 2011 study from the CAPA Center for Aviation, fraud costs airlines around $1.4 billion per year, with regional carriers being the most popular targets.


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