10 free hol­i­days? Tell them they're Day­dream­ing

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Cas Gar­vey

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.

PHOTO: CAS GAR­VEY

SCAM: A fake Face­book page is claim­ing to of­fer free hol­i­days to Day­dream Is­land Re­sort and Spa.

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