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Online Travel Scams: Fake Travel Vouchers on Facebook

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Fake Travel Vouchers on Facebook

A promotion of free Southwest Airlines tickets periodically emerges on Facebook and spreads fast and far across the social media network. Similar fraudulent offers have appeared for JetBlue and Delta. In all cases, the link is a ruse that leads users to a site that looks identical to the official one—except that it prompts users to connect with their Facebook account and install an application. When users accept, the malicious application can harvest personal information. While many trustworthy applications leverage Facebook and encourage users to connect their accounts to interact, take the time to be sure an application is official before installing or connecting.

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