Free British Airways tickets-Fiction!
Forward an Email, Get Free Tickets on British Airways–Fiction!
Summary of eRumor
The eRumor says that due to the war in Iraq and the SARS virus outbreak, British Airways is having trouble getting passengers. If you’ll forward the email to help advertise the airline, you’ll get free tickets on British Airways.
According to British Airways, this is a hoax and they have nothing to do with the email.
This is patterned after other eRumor hoaxes, especially the now infamous AOL-Intel eRumor. For more on that, CLICK HERE.
Also, any email that asks you to forward it to others so that you can receive money, certificates, or products and that the forwarded email is being traced is a hoax.
There is no mechanism being used on the Internet to trace forwarded emails for the purpose of compensating you or anyone else.
Last updated 7/10/2003
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
“I thought this was rubbish, but they got back to me within a week!!!!!!!!
I contacted the London BA office – THIS IS REAL!!!!!!
Due to SARS and the recent war in Iraq, the number of passengers flying
world-wide has fallen dramatically. We at British Airways have launched an
international media campaign which aims to fill our aircraft once again. A
part of this campaign is direct email advertising.
This is where YOU come in! British Airways, along with Microsoft are
tracking this email, and for every 5 people you forward this to, you will
receive a flight to London & return from any destination in the world (if
you’re in the UK, you can fly to any Asian destination & return). Send this
email to 10 people and you are eligible to fly ANYWHERE in the world &
return to your depature point! Simple as that!
However, that only catch is you MUST travel BEFORE 31st October 2003. You
will be contacted via email within 5 working days for your full contact and
Note: one flight per person only.
Regards, Dolly Francis
81 Newgate Street
Fax: +44 207 356 5475
Telephone: +44 20 73565494
pp C3.22A, BT Centre,