Royal Caribbean International has alerted its social media audience in Australia of a Facebook scam and NSW Police also confirmed that a fraudulent community page called ‘Royal Caribbean Australia’ was luring Facebook fans to sign up and share their personal information to win a cruise.
The fake page ‘Royal Caribbean Australia’ was made live on February 26, with nearly 12,000 Facebook likes, asking people to claim a cruise offer by sharing the post and clicking on the link.
Royal Caribbean International is working with Facebook to remove the page. They have also posted an update on their official Australia and NewZealand Facebookpage, stating
“The Facebook page is a scam, it has no connection with Royal Caribbean and the prizes do not exist. We are working with Facebook to have the page removed, thanks to all who have made us aware of its existence.”
“The page is a typical survey scam designed to trick you into giving your personal information to dodgy survey sites.
Cruisers who have fallen victim to this Facebook scam have been asked to report the matter to police and change their Facebook passwords to avoid being spammed and protect their account from being hacked.
Royal Caribbean’s official Australia and New Zealand Facebook page celebrated 200,000 Facebook fans on February 18, 2016 and also gave away $200 discount to cruisers. Check our story here.
To avoid such scams, always check offers on credible cruise websites such as www.cruisepassenger.com.au or visit the official website of the cruise line.