• O.G. Wright

Did You Also Win An Airline Ticket On WhatsApp?

With so many fakes now in the world, the only thing we need is to be vigilant and to be more curious about what we read online and receive on social media every day.


Here in the UAE, although it has a very strict set of rules, scammers are still able to do their “thing”.


Just recently, Europe’s biggest budget carrier Ryanair took to social media and warned travellers about a “scam” being sent over WhatsApp promising “2 free tickets” when they forward the same message to their 15 WhatsApp friends or groups.


Ryanair caters to the Middle East market.


In its Twitter account, it said: “Please be aware of a fake WhatsApp promotion offering free Ryanair tickets. Ryanair is not active on WhatsApp and the only place to win Ryanair flights is on our official Facebook and Twitter accounts, both of which have the ‘blue tick’ verification.”


Early this year, Dubai-based mega airline Emirates has released a statement to warn residents about a malicious link that was linked with their brand. The link was said to steal personal information, including usernames, passwords and credit card details.



Photo Credit : https://extra.ie/2018/05/28/tech/ryanair-warns-customers-about-whatsapp-free-tickets-scam

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