Southwest Airlines Giveaway or Not?

@Morleyhunt (21305)
Canada
February 19, 2016 5:31am CST
The world is full of gullible people. Everyone wants to win. The public reads something and feels the need to share it with the world. One of my pet peeves on Facebook is the number of inaccuracies that are shared by people who should do a little research before clicking like...or even worse...share. This morning I was greeted with this offer, comment and share to win first class tickets to anywhere with Southwest Airlines. My first reaction was to open a tab and Google. No, it is a scam. That took me all of two seconds to discover. Yesterday a young mother shared a news bulletin. A virus causing severe respiratory distress in young children had been found locally. I clicked on the article...yes it was an accurate newspaper report......that was two years old. The missing persons report. Yes I googled that as well. The person was found....six months ago. Please, please.....check the facts before you share.
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@paigea (22563)
• Canada
20 Feb 16
That does sound annoying.
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@Morleyhunt (21305)
• Canada
20 Feb 16
I don't understand why these people are too lazy to check before they share.
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@paigea (22563)
• Canada
20 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt Hoping it's true I guess. I wonder why some scam keep being run and I guess it's people hoping they'll get something for no effort.
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@BelleStarr (39719)
• United States
20 Feb 16
Oh lets not forget the Facebook accounts are being hijacked and people are opening new accounts in your name. Oh really? Give me an aspirin please, I have a headache!!
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@BelleStarr (39719)
• United States
20 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt You think people would know that you still have an account they just have to look!!
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• Greece
19 Feb 16
I spend very little time on Facebook so I have not seen these scams. The people I follow are people I know well - this also keeps unwanted information away.
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@Morleyhunt (21305)
• Canada
20 Feb 16
I only follow people I know, but still some are just too lazy to check the information before they share.
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• Greece
26 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt It is not very honest to share on a post that has not been read properly.
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@Corbin5 (119023)
• United States
19 Feb 16
Just so glad I deleted my FB account several years ago. Too impatient to sift through all the junk.
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@Morleyhunt (21305)
• Canada
20 Feb 16
I'm on once or twice a day, just to keep up with family. When my mother passed away in November it was a great way to keep my overseas relatives in the loop.
@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
19 Feb 16
i do that too, in facebook, some are very gullible with sharing, not realizing photos and vids are couple of years old
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@Morleyhunt (21305)
• Canada
19 Feb 16
I have learned to be skeptical of most of the shared information on Facebook.