Fake email from American Airlines

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Fake email from American Airlines

Today's fake / scam / virus email is from "American Airlines service.id3097@aa.com".


From: service.id3097@aa.com
Subject: Order#3293501

Hello

FLIGHT NUMBER A842BA
ELECTRONIC 490963227
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.
American Airlines

 

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.

 

 

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
Thanks for that information - I got it this morning and have been in a panic thinking that somebody had got my credit card details!!
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
Thank you I recieved this mail this morning too
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
I got the same one this morning! Thanks god!
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
Thank you for sharing this. I got a fake email from aa.
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
Malware removal business is going to be good in 2012.
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
Got one this morning too... was even more suspicious since they sent it to my really old email address that I don't use anymore.
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
Thanks, I was worried tht someone got my credit info.
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
Got one too.Thanks
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines

Thanks - I got one too. Same flight number but slightly different details:

Dear Customer,

FLIGHT NUMBER A842BA
ELECTRONIC 719282206
DATE & TIME / JANUARY 27, 2012, 10:53 PM
ARRIVING / Aurora
TOTAL PRICE / 199.12 USD

Your bought ticket is attached to the letter as a scan document.
You can print your ticket.

Thank you for using our airline company services.
American Airlines.

hubby
Re: Fake email from American Airlines

[quote=Anonymous Visitor]..

Your bought ticket is attached to the letter as a scan document.
You can print your ticket.

Thank you for using our airline company services.
American Airlines.[/quote]

These guys really need to invest in a proof-reader/grammar checker..

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
When one finally has me in first-class I'm clickin' that sucker!
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
I got one of these and tried to open the zip file but couldn't. Does that mean I now have a virus?
hubby
Re: Fake email from American Airlines

It's certainly possible! If you use Windows you should always have an up to date antivirus program to protect you. If you use a Mac, you don't have to worry about it.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
Thanks - I am a mac user, so no worries.
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
You opened the zip file in an unsolicited email?  Congratulations! Look under your pillow in the morning - there will be airline tickets to Acapulco.  No - actually most of these are duds.  I have a virtual machine that I routinely self-infect to keep my claws sharpened for quick removal of different types of malware and many of these exe's going around are inert.  My guess is that the attachments are rendered impotent by someone's protection before they get to me. The ones where the email presents a web link in hopes that a gullible clicker falls for the bait... those are deadly so try to contain your curiosity or you will likely land on a page where a malware tripwire lays in wait.  Then you need to decide who to pay.
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
Just received the below e-mail. Did not open the attached "ticket" as this seemed to be a sketchy message. Dear Customer, FLIGHT NUMBER A842BA ELECTRONIC 416696658 DATE & TIME / JANUARY 26, 2012, 12:44 AM ARRIVING / Mesa TOTAL PRICE / 389.35 USD Your bought ticket is attached to the letter as a scan document. You can print your ticket. Thank you for using our airline company services. American Airlines.
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fake email from American Airlines
It's still making the rounds. Got this today: From: American Airlines Hello FLIGHT NUMBER A842BA ELECTRONIC 810513305 DATE & TIME / JANUARY 26, 2012, 12:44 PM ARRIVING / Tallahassee TOTAL PRICE / 324.22 USD Please find your ticket attached. You can print your ticket. Thank you for using our airline company services. American Airlines.
Anonymous Visitor
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Does American have a baggage fee like Delta? Bloodsuckers.
Anonymous Visitor
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I am really glad you have posted about this - was worried in case someone was buying tickets using a hacked account or whatever (had problems with paypal once) - just got the following e-mail ... am in the UK:

Dear Customer,

FLIGHT NUMBER AB711
ELECTRONIC 2814117
DATE & TIME / JANUARY 30, 2012, 09:11 AM
ARRIVING / Huntington Beach
TOTAL PRICE / 122.12 USD

Your bought ticket is attached to the letter as a scan document.
You can print your ticket.

Thank you for your attention.

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