There is a common scam or spam called Fly Free Academy where the seller is trying to convince us that it’s perfectly possible to fly free of charge. How to book $1000 flights for $20 and so on.
Whether or not this is a scam or just a complex game where some people can get free or nearly free flights if they follow the instructions isn’t the point.
When you type in ‘Fly Free Academy scam” on Google it returns a lot of results starting with
Fly Free Academy Review – Worthy or Scam? – Neuromath
Then Free Academy Review – Does It Work? – Helen Reviews
Followed by Fly Free Academy Review – Derek Pankaew’s System a Scam?
Fly Free Academy – A To Z Product Reviews
My Shocking Fly Free Academy Review – Regionvavid.org
Then some YouTube videos by Fly Free Academy then more reviews
Fly Free Academy review – Richerornot
And so it goes on – there are dozens of these review sites.
But they’re all fake – they’ve been created by the sellers of Fly Free Academy and are just sales pitches wrapped up to look like reviews.
Is this illegal? No.
Is it wrong? If people realise these reviews are just sales pitches then no harm done but if people think these are independent reviews and not realise they are by the sellers of Fly Free Academy then that’s conning people.
The sellers have also posted reviews on other people’s sites and on social media and must have spent a lot of money and effort on this.
Honesty would be a better and cheaper policy. Don’t create fake reviews.
If you have any experiences with scammers, spammers or time-waster do let me know, by email.