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Thread: American Airlines ticket scam

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    American Airlines ticket scam

    I have gotten 3 emails this week supposedly from American Airlines telling me to download the plane ticket I (supposedly) bought to use it. The flights were to Phoenix, Ontario, and Aurora to be used on April 23, 25, and 29--all late evening flights and paid for by credit card. I checked with my credit card co and nothing has been charged to my card as of today. I did not download anything and hope it saved me from getting scammed. I tried sending a seperate email to the sender but it came back as undeliverable. BEWARE AND KEEP THE DELETE BUTTON HANDY.

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    Got another one tonight--now I'm going to Toledo---wonder where else I'm going to go!!!!

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    That goes along with the Fedex scam. You get an e-mail saying a package was undeliverable or something like that and they need your info in order to deliver it. General rule of thumb....if it looks too good to be true and/or you know you haven't ordered/bought anything, delete, delete, delete.
    Hubby once got an e-mail from a bank stating something about a savings account. He asked me about it and asked him...do you remember us EVER banking with that bank? Well, he got his answer. Now he just deletes them. I get all credit/bank/whatever info to my account, not his.

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    I got one today saying I was a member of Ruby's Diner and to down load the coupons for a free something. Just out of curiosity I went to the website of Ruby's Diner to see what their contact info was and it was no where close to the one in the e-mail so I just deleted it. I thought I had signed up for something when I was in there last but that was well over 2 months ago, and it didn't have the typical .com or .net. We need to be careful!

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    I got one yesterday telling me that I needed to send some information for updating my PayPal acct. I called Paypal and the gal told me that it was a scam, my acct was good and then I deleted it and she said I should forward it to her. I said sorry done gone. If it comes again I will be forwarding it. I too have been getting a lot of emails about tickets purchased with my credit card and needed to download the ticket. also a bunch from Fed Ex. All scams, Fed Ex leaves a ticket hung on my door if it needs a signature. It also helps that my local Fed Ex guy calls me when he has a pkg to deliver to me. sometimes we meet in Stanley if he doesn't have any other deliveries out my way. Saves him time and he can get home early.

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    I have had Fedex and Airline tickets emails, they go straight to my spam box - don't ever open them as they can contain a virus or so I have been told

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    I wonder if they come from our address on this site. I have a few addresses that I use in various places and have been getting this same airline message to the address used here. Didn't open it, as I knew I hadn't placed an order.
    Barbara

    Samuel Johnson - Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed, not by strength but by perseverance.

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    That's a major shop hop they have going ;-) glad you caught it

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    Got one to I called my bank and put an alert on my acct. Not going any where. I have overdraft protection so if they tried to ,it would have gone through.I wonder if its connecting threads. I still get popups on my phone saying not a secure site

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    Remember you can always block them so that you don't get those annoying fisher emails. So frustrating when they come into your inbox.

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    I have gotten 2 actual letters saying I have won 2 tickets to anywhere in the US. Haven't called, not going to. Sounds too good to be true.

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    There are a lot of scams out there...Someone called me yesterday and said my credit card may have been compromised and I needed to call a number right away...I hung up.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjhaess View Post
    There are a lot of scams out there...Someone called me yesterday and said my credit card may have been compromised and I needed to call a number right away...I hung up.....
    Sometimes a call like this is real--a couple weeks ago I got a voice mail requesting I call my credit union's credit fraud division, with an 800 number. I called, and was asked if a recent charge at a travel agency was by me, and it was not. There was also a charge for $1 the same day, which the rep explained is often used as a check to see if the card number is valid. She read off a couple grocery stores purchases, which were mine, and canceled the card then and there. I asked that my replacement card be expedited since I use it often, and it was.

    The important part in this conversation is that the rep gave me the information, rather than asking for information for me, which I of course would not have given.

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