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American Airlines: Beware of fraudulent e-mails…

Posted on 13 December 2011


American Airlines jets wait at the gate of Los Angeles International Airport during inaugural festivites of a nonstop flight to Shanghai on April 5, 2011.

American is the latest airline to warn customers about scams targeting its customers. The scam appears to involve fraudulent e-mail messages that notify customers about travel itineraries or charges that they never made.


AA.COM: Protect yourself from fraudulent e-mails


Often referred to as “phishing,” the fraudulent e-mails usually are an attempt to dupe customers into revealing sensitive information such as financial account numbers or account passwords.


On its website, AA warns customers to be on alert for such e-mails. AA also shows examples of fraudulent e-mails and gives tips on what to look for if a customer deems an e-mail to be suspicious.


Delta also warned customers about scam attempts earlier this year, saying scammers were attempting to trick e-mail and postcard recipients into revealing sensitive financial or personal information.

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