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.

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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..

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