More than 3,000 yuan can take Cathay Pacific business seats to and from Tokyo, Japan? A Facebook page "EGL Tours" with the logo and abbreviation of "EGL Tours" recently launched a buy-one-get-one-free discount for Cathay Pacific business flights, which allows you to take a business flight to and from Tokyo for about 3,000 yuan, which is cheaper than economy seats, which has attracted many people's attention. However, the page tracked by 10,<> netizens is only missing the word "Dongyingyou" from the name of the official page of Dongyingyou, which is almost confusing.
Dongyingyou announced on Friday (24th) that since late July, 7 fake pages have been found to defraud customers, and more than 102,<> customer inquiries have been received, but the seriousness of the complaint to Meta, which operates Facebook, has not been resolved, so it will hold a notice next week and officially issue a lawyer's letter to Meta.
The name of the fake page does not have the three words Dongyingyou, and 10,<> netizens track
In recent years, a number of travel agencies in Hong Kong have reminded their customers to beware of fake Facebook pages, and Oriental Tour is one of the most affected travel agencies. Dongyingyou said that since late July this year, a large number of fake Facebook pages have been found. In addition to misappropriating its name and trademark and publishing false posts, it also solicited customers with unreasonably low prices, such as selling hotel and buffet packages, air ticket deals, and even concert tickets.
The official FB page of EGL Tours "EGL Tours" has 17,18 likes and 3,10 followers; The name of the fake page is only "EGL Tours", no Chinese name, but the big picture is the same as the official FB page, with <>,<> likes and <>,<> followers.
The official FB page "EGL Tours Dongying Tour" has the Chinese name "Dongying Tour", with 17,18 likes and <>,<> followers. (Screenshot)
The name of the fake Dongying Tour FB page is only "EGL Tours", without the three words "Dongying Tours", but it has 10,<> followers. (Photo provided by Fang Baoqiao)
The special page "bursts" the price of the economy seat to book a Cathay Pacific business seat
The fake page recently posted, saying, "Cathay Pacific has another air ticket buy one get one free discount!" , "Explosive discount for a price of $5580 including (business class) round-trip tickets for two people", "as low as $2790 for one set of Cathay Pacific business class round-trip tickets", at this price, economic seats may not be bought, not to mention business seats, such as Tokyo two people round-trip is only 1,6 yuan, one person is about 590,3 yuan, very attractive.
The Honorary President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Industry Association, Mr Fong Po-kiu, also happened to discover the fake page of Dongyingyou last week, which was followed by as many as 10,<> people. He believes that airlines often mislabel prices, and some members of the public may fall into the trap of fraudsters. "(Fake page) keep Message asking the department to make a reservation, and help you quote, a few courtesy, I estimate that someone will really make money."
Dongyingyou sent a lawyer's letter to Meta and plans to hold a recruitment next week
From July 7 to November 31, at least 11 Facebook pages spurtending to be from East Ying You have been discovered, and more than 24,102 customer enquiries have been received, believing that the cases of customers being deceived are becoming more serious. However, the company has been applying for the official verification badge, commonly known as Blue Tick, and has repeatedly complained to Meta about the seriousness of the incident, "but still has not received its confirmation approval and reply." Therefore, Dongyingyou announced that it will hold a press conference next Tuesday (28th) to explain the incident and officially send a lawyer's letter to Meta.
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Fang Baoqiao found a fake Facebook page called "EGL Tours". (Photo provided by Fang Baoqiao)
Fang Baoqiao exposed the fake page of Dongying Tour to defraud Cathay Pacific business seats at a low price
Fong Po-kiu, Honorary President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Industry Association, said that after searching for air tickets on Facebook last week, many advertisements related to travel and air tickets appeared on his account. At that time, he found that there was a fake Facebook page called "EGL Tours", which only lacked the Chinese word "Dongying Tours" compared to the name of the official page, and received 3,8 likes and 10,<> followers. "It's really a lot of advertisements, and it's been done many times in two days (fake pages)."
Fake pages asking for personal information such as name, gender, and email address
A screenshot of the mobile phone shared by Fang Baoqiao shows that a large number of fake Facebook posts are related to sudden discounts, such as the price of Cathay Pacific business seats starting from only 2,990 yuan for a round-trip flight, or the headline emphasizing "Soaring prices, the country has a one-get-one-free air ticket!" He then enquired about the fake page out of curiosity, and the fraudsters asked for personal information such as name, gender, email address, etc., and reconfirmed with him the next day whether he needed to book a ticket.
Fang Baoqiao's "like" fake page is diligent..I estimate that someone will really make money
Fang Baoqiao estimated that due to the frequent occurrence of airlines mislabeling prices, some members of the public may think that the information on the fake page is correct, and in order to get the discount first, they mistakenly fall into the trap of fraudsters and pay for the reservation immediately. However, he bluntly said that taking Cathay Pacific's Tokyo air ticket as an example, it is impossible to sell more than 4,000 yuan for an economic bit, and called on the public to confirm the authenticity of the page if they find relevant advertisements. "(Fake page) keep Message asking the department to make a reservation, and help you quote, a few courtesy, I estimate that someone will really make money."
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