Today's fake / scam / virus email is from "American Airlines firstname.lastname@example.org".
FLIGHT NUMBER A842BA
DATE & TIME / JANUARY 10, 2012, 10:53 PM
ARRIVING / Cleveland
TOTAL PRICE / 183.14 USD
Please find your ticket attached.
To use your ticket you should print it.
Thank you for using our airline company services.
The email also contains Ticket.ZIP which when unzipped is Ticket_AA.exe
Just like all the other fake emails, this one contains a Trojan horse program, Ticket_AA.exe, which if you run, you will wish you hadn't. The tipoff's that should help you realize that it's not real are:
- you probably aren't actually flying to Cleavland
- you probably didn't order anything from American Airlines in the last 24 hours
- as with most of these fake emails, the English is poorly written
- the email contains a ZIPped .EXE file - no company will ever email you an unsolicited .EXE or .ZIP file - NEVER open ZIP or .EXE files from email
If you received an email like this from American Airlines, delete it.