Free Southwest Airline Ticket Offer on Facebook is a Scam

Published 01/31 2013 10:55AM

Updated 01/31 2013 10:58AM

For the second time this month, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines is warning people about a scheme claiming to offer two free tickets.

The scheme is still making rounds on Facebook. When people click on the link for the purported free ticket offer, it allows the schemers to essentially hijack their Facebook account. Their account then posts the offer, appearing in their friends' Facebook feeds.

In addition, following the instructions to get the free tickets also provides the schemers with their personal information, Southwest said.

Any and all legitimate offers shared on Facebook by Southwest Airlines will feature the Southwest logo in the section that shows who the post is from, an airline representative told NBC 5.

Southwest Airlines said people who have already clicked on a link for two free tickets should change the password on their Facebook account.

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