Emirates airline is not giving away free tickets

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Abdul Basit

Dubai – Emirates airline on Sunday warned that the airline will take legal action against parties spreading rumours about the carrier after a hoax website claimed that the airline was offering free tickets.

“We are giving away two free tickets to everyone to celebrate our 33rd anniversary,” the hoax website said.

The message was followed by a question: “Do you think Emirates is the best?”.

The website even said there were 196 tickets remaining.

Responding to the hoax, the carrier said it has advised people not to visit such fraudulent websites on social media.

“Emirates has become aware of fraudulent websites purporting to offer free airline tickets to those who take an online survey. We advise anyone not to click on any links or share these links on social media. Emirates is investigating the source of the scam and will take appropriate legal action against the perpetrators,” according to an Emirates airline spokesperson.

This is not the first time such as hoax has gone viral. Similar hoax fraudulent websites have announced such schemes in the past as well. – abdulbasit@theuaenews.com