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False Instagram Accounts Offer Free Plane Tickets

In fall 2012, a handful of Instagram accounts appeared that incorporated the names of reputable airlines such as American Airlines, JetBlue, Delta, and United and offered followers free plane tickets just for following. The claims were false, and though the accounts themselves were fairly simple and included only a few pictures, they racked up tens of thousands of followers before representatives from the official airlines realized their company names were being misused and discredited the accounts.

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