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Fake News: JetBlue Airlines Is NOT Celebrating Their 20th Birthday By Providing 2 Free Tickets To All

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Thu, 04 Apr 2019 02:16:48 Z)

Did JetBlue AIrlines celebrate its 20th birthday by providing two free tickets to everyone? No, that's not true: It is a click bait scam that could result in your computer and person data being compromised, and it certainly will not result in you getting a free trip on JetBlue. The airline has warned about this scam for years, yet it persists.

This scam has been circulating through social platforms at least since 2012 and most recently in a post (archived here) published on March 20, 2019, under the title "Thanks for my jet blue tickets!" It read:

JetBlue Airline is celebrating their 20th birthday by providing 2 free tickets to all

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This is what the post looks like (but don't click on it!)

JetBlue has been trying to ground this scam for years. This is a post from seven years ago in which the airline warns about it.

Please know that we don't like to see our customers taken advantage of, and any contest or sweepstakes JetBlue runs would be hosted on an official JetBlue channel: jetblue.com or our social profiles at facebook.com/jetblue or twitter.com/jetblue. Contests from JetBlue would not come from an untrusted (and kinda ugly) third party site. Please help us combat these scammers, by helping others identify this scam.

Other airlines have been the target of similar scams, including Delta and Alaska Airlines.

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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