14 December 2011

New Phishing Scheme Targets American Airlines


AA passengers are being targeted by fake e-mails

Think twice before you click on that email from American Airlines. In the middle of the busy holiday season, a new phishing scheme is trying to hook people who fly with the Fort Worth-based airline.

The phishing scheme uses phony emails and messages meant to look like the real thing from the company. But they're really trying to get sensitive personal information, including financial account numbers and passwords.

The airline is warning customers to be suspicious. "We don't do business this way. We don't send people emails that have something other than their actual trip confirmation if they booked one," says American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith.

The company's website (www.aa.com) now includes a new page warning about the scheme, offering examples of what to look for and tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.

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