Dubai’s flagship airline Emirates on Sunday issued a warning that it 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 airline 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,” an Emirates spokesperson told Khaleej Times.
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.