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Southwest Facebook promotion is indeed a scam

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  January 2, 2013 10:51 AM

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Think you just scored two free tickets, courtesy of a Southwest Airlines promotion on Facebook? Um, no.

The latest trick to hit the social media site popped up this week, when Facebook users urged their friends to click on a link inside the comments section to score a pair of free flights. Since it seemed too good to be true, it likely was. And it is.

“It is a scam,” Southwest spokesperson Brooks Thomas said, noting that the offers pop up from time to time, in which case the airline gets in touch with its legal, and any other third party that may be involved. “Hopefully it will go away really soon.”

So, no, you’re not going to the Bahamas. Well, maybe you will, but unfortunately, it’s on your dime.

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