AirAsia warns public of lottery scam circulating online

Budget airline AirAsia's sales office located at Peninsula Plaza building along North Bridge Road, on Aug 25, 2010. AirAsia has warned the public of a lottery scam circulating online. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JOYCE FANG
Budget airline AirAsia's sales office located at Peninsula Plaza building along North Bridge Road, on Aug 25, 2010. AirAsia has warned the public of a lottery scam circulating online. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

Be wary of a lottery programme linked to AirAsia that has been circulating online.

A statement from AirAsia on Monday said that the low-cost carrier did not organise such programme or authorised any other party to hold a lottery programme on its behalf.

It said that members of the public have been receiving e-mails from scammers identifying themselves as AirAsia (Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters) and using Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Old Airport Road, Tanjung Aru Sabah as a business address. The e-mail declares the recipient as a winner of a lottery programme called the "2013 AirAsia High 5 Special Bonus".

"The public is advised to ignore such e-mail messages as it is a fraud and AirAsia shall not be held liable for any claims pertaining to the false lottery programme," said the Malaysian airline, which has alerted the authorities of the scam.