Monday, October 13, 2008

Beware E-Mail Ticket Invoices

It seems scammers have been sending out e-mails that look like ticket invoices. Opening the attachment results in the computer being infected with a virus.

This news comes from Delta, Hawaiian, Midwest, Northwest and Sun Country airlines.

The e-mail states that a ticket has been purchased, references a credit card and says the 'receipt' is attached. If the attachment is opened, the virus steals data from the computer and sends to a server in Russia.

Most airline confirmation e-mails contain all necessary information in the body of the email itself. There is no attachment. Plus, these scamming e-mails are coming with spelling and grammatical errors.

If you receive a suspicious looking e-mail, don't open the attachment. Call your airline first. And be sure to keep an eye on your credit card, watching for unauthorized charges.

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