Protect Your Miles

Protect Your Miles

An FFP phishing scheme was recently mentioned in USA Today. It involved fake US Airways online check-in alerts via email. The scam was easy to spot if you didn’t have an upcoming flight, but the email probably landed in the email boxes of travelers who were flying on US Airways that day. As with all phishing schemes, there are clues that should be red flags. A letter that begins with Dear Sirs, Dear Customer or Dear User are questionable and emails with typos and bad grammar are often suspect–and always be sure links take you to a legitimate website. If you hover your mouse over a link, you can see the URL where the link will take you to. Miles are profitable to scammers who can then sell tickets they book with the stolen miles.

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