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Travelers warned: Two free airline tickets on Emirates could mean losing your identity

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Getting a survey from Dubai based Emirates Airlines. Travelers should think twice before answering questions and expect free airline tickets as a promised reward. Two free tickets on Emirates may mean giving up your identity.

UAE residents have been warned of a scam going around on social media that promises to give away free airline tickets.

Scammers are sending out links to users online, enticing them to participate in an Emirates survey and get two free tickets in return.

“You have been selected to take part in our short survey to get two free Emirates tickets,” the  fake message reads. Users are then asked a series of questions. “Have you traveled by Emirates?” the first question reads.

The Dubai-based airline urged residents not to click on the link and share it with their friends.

Fraudulent links are a form of a phishing scheme that enables scammers to gain access into a user’s online device. The scheme works by inviting users to open a link and once open, users are giving scammers the opportunity to steal information, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details.

Early last year, Emirates confirmed there had been phishing attempts to lure users into participating in a fake survey.

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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