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That’s my impression of an aeroplane. Not very good, but then neither is this:

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Yes, the “two free tickets with Southwest airlines” scam from February is alive and well, bringing a “wall of shame” along for the ride in the process.

The scam goes as follows: random websites offer free tickets in return for messages posted to Facebook. Depending on who is running things, you may be directed to surveys or applications.

If you’re not logged in, the site will ask you to login with Facebook, Yahoo, AOL or Hotmail to leave a comment. At this point, you hit the “Comment” button and you end up on what is effectively a “Wall of Shame”, filled with users wondering where the tickets have got to.

Two posts in less than five minutes from one satisfied customer:


We tried posting to a wall, but this happened:

No free plane tickets for me, I guess.

There’s a lot of sites involved in this one, some up and some down.


The number of comments on each site ranges from a few hundred to a few thousand, with one clocking up 45,000+ since the site went live.

That’s very impressive, but for all the wrong reasons. Don’t fall for this.

Christopher Boyd (Thanks to Adam Thomas for finding this one).