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PAL tells travelers again: ‘Stop following fake socmed accounts’

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Philippine Airlines asked travelers again to avoid following fake social media accounts that can compromise their data.

The airline management expressed concern after discovering another false PAL Facebook account promoting a flight promo that doesn’t exist and advertising the sale of suitcases at an unrealistic price.

“PAL does not support these illegal activities and has taken steps to remove these accounts,” it stated.

For travelers’ protection, the airline issues official announcements and promotional ads via its website at www.philippineairlines.com and its official PAL Facebook page.

PAL urges the public to report any suspicious social media accounts using the name of PAL by contacting them at 028855 – 8888 (PAL Hotline) or emailing them at wecare@philippineairlines.com.

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The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) in November also warned against fake online accounts selling lost luggage at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

MIAA and airline operators have established protocols for safekeeping and disposing of lost or leftover items. However, selling these items online is not one of them.

The airport authorities expressed disappointment with fraudsters who prey on unsuspecting individuals seeking discounts or special price offers of goods sold online.

“We urge everyone to be extremely careful and vigilant when browsing the internet. Always exercise caution when engaging with online sellers. Do not be easy targets of scammers,” they stated.

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