WASHINGTON — QUESTION:
Is JetBlue Airways offering free tickets?
There is an offer going around Facebook claiming that JetBlue is celebrating its birthday by giving away free tickets. Someone asked the VERIFY team to find out if it’s true.
The message says, “Tap here and get 2 free JetBlue tickets to celebrate its 95th anniversary.”
It instructs the recipient to forward it to 30 friends, then wait for another text to claim their tickets.
Ruth asked the VERIFY team, “Please let me know if this is legit.”
Our source for this is JetBlue Airways and the company said the offer does not exist.
According to the Associated Press, a similar scam offering JetBlue tickets also was circulating in 2012. The airline addressed it on its Facebook page at the time.
JetBlue said posts on its Facebook page and Twitter account warn customers not to be taken by “offers that seem too good to be true.” Legitimate promotions can only be found on JetBlue’s official and verified social media accounts or the jetblue.com website.
JetBlue wrote the VERIFY team, “The post that you are referring to is in fact false. We have forwarded this information to our internal team for further awareness.”
Also, JetBlue is celebrating its 20th birthday, not its 95th, so, we can VERIFY that this offer is fake.
JetBlue says a similar scam made its way around Facebook several years ago. The company encourages customers to check their website for legitimate offers.
The same goes for any offers you see on social media that seem too good to be true. Always check that company’s website, just to make sure.