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Feb 17

Click bait continues

Another day, another Facebook click bait scam is making the rounds, this time it’s a fake Southwest Airlines offer.

Facebook recently removed the page.

BBB of Upstate New York recently warned everyone about clickbait on social media.

It’s a great reminder to check before you click! 

We managed to grab some screenshots of the click bait Southwest promotion:

Click bait

Southwest “offer” on Facebook

 

This is NOT Southwest Airlines' page

This is NOT Southwest Airlines’ page

 

 

real southwest

This is the REAL Southwest Airlines page (note the blue checkmark, which means it is verified by Facebook)


BBB recommends the following when it comes to social media promotions
:

Don’t take the bait. Stay away from promotions of “exclusive,” “shocking” or “sensational” footage. If it sounds too outlandish to be true, it is probably a scam.

Hover over a link to see its true destination. Before you click, mouse over the link to see where it will take you. Don’t click on links leading to unfamiliar websites.

Don’t trust your “friends” online. It might not actually be your friends who are “liking” or sharing scam links to photos. Their account may have been hacked and scammers could be using another tactic called “clickjacking.” (Clickjacking is a technique that scammers use to trick you into clicking on social media links on which you would not usually click.)

 

 

 

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