Don’t Fall For This AirAsia Free Ticket Scam

Not again. -__-

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Another day, another AirAsia free ticket scam. Despite countless occasions proving otherwise, many are still falling for a scheme claiming to give away free flight tickets from AirAsia in conjunction with their "28th anniversary".

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A simple Google search will reveal that the "28th anniversary" thing is already incorrect, seeing as AirAsia was founded on 20 December 1993, close to 24 years ago.

The scheme poses itself as an online survey with a sketchy URL, which will then lead respondents to a page urging them to share the survey on Facebook as well as to 'Like' a random page

Image via SAYS

It is worth noting that the layout of the "survey" is very similar to a previous AirAsia scam that also claimed to give away free flight tickets.

In a statement, AirAsia has confirmed that the social media "giveaways" are scams, urging the public to disregard these posts and to not click nor provide personal details to the schemes

"We would like to confirm that both of the social media posts are scam, which uses the AirAsia brand without authorisation, to lure the public to participate in its scheme.

We strongly advise the public to disregard such scams and not to click on any links or to provide any personal details. AirAsia shall not be held liable for any claims pertaining to the false scheme," the statement read.

Just remember this rule of thumb - if it's not from any of AirAsia's official media channels, it's almost definitely fake and/or is a scam

"All official announcements are made via AirAsia’s official channels and credible mass media," the statement read.

"We will not hesitate to take legal action against individuals or groups who organise illegal schemes using the AirAsia brand. When in doubt or to report on suspected scams using the AirAsia brand, the public may get in touch with AirAsia."

For reference, AirAsia's official communication channels are Facebook, Twitter, and the official website.

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