Qantas has been at the centre of a scam on Facebook after free first class flights were offered on a fake account on the social network.
The Australian airline was forced to alert its Facebook community to the fake deal that resulted in more than 85,000 likes, 15,000 comments and over 100,000 shares.
The deal, posted on a Facebook page titled Qantas Airline, offered the chance to win complimentary first class flights.
Facebook users were asked to like and share the post and wait for the winner to be announced on March 17.
But the Qantas official Facebook page dubbed the Qantas Airlines Facebook account as “fake” and warned followers that the post was a scam.
The airline said: “We’re aware of this fake Facebook account. It is a scam and has nothing to do with Qantas. Facebook has been advised and are currently investigating.
“Our campaigns are always run from our authenticated Facebook page (identified by its authorised blue tick), or through the official Qantas website.”
A Qantas spokesman told Australian media that the airline reported the page to Facebook and it had been removed.
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