10 free holidays? Tell them they're Daydreaming
DAYDREAM Island Resort and Spa is warning people not to fall for a scam Facebook competition going viral, offering 10 free holidays when the island is expected to re-open in mid-2018.
Following the impact of Category four Cyclone Debbie, Daydream Island moved forward their $50 million refurbishment to later this year.
The real Daydream Island Facebook page warned its 38,750 likers to be wary of the sham page.
“Please be advised that this page claiming to give away free holidays is FAKE and not associated with Daydream Island in any way. We urge you not to like or share, it has been reported to Facebook who are yet to take it down,” the Whitsundays resort posted.
The scam Facebook page is simply called ‘Daydream’ and includes an unauthentic company logo, with the holiday giveaway its only post.
Already, the post has been shared more than 17,000 times.
When you click ‘sign up’ on the fake page, it takes the user to an external webpage, which the Daily Mercury IT system has blocked due to a security threat, but for others whose protection isn’t up to standard it asks them to enter personal details.
After the clean-up from Cyclone Debbie, Daydream Island will also see major infrastructure upgrades over the next year, including renovations to existing attractions and installation of new features.
SCAM: A fake Facebook page is claiming to offer free holidays to Daydream Island Resort and Spa.