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American Airlines Sent You a Flight Confirmation and Ticket -
Summary of the eRumor: This email claims to come from
American Airlines and appears to be a flight confirmation. Some of
the emails offer the ticket through a link to a web site and others have
a zip file attachment.
The Truth: American Airlines posted a warning on its web
site advising computer users to watch out for such fraudulent emails.
Most are phishing scams that ask readers for personal or financial information.
The airline displayed several examples of the hoax emails on their site:
American Airlines site.
TruthOrFiction.Com has learned that similar emails are circulating where
the zipped file attached actually contains a virus.
This serves as a good reminder to keep virus protection up to date and
never open attachments in
emails from strangers.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
FLIGHT NUMBER A478AB
DATE & TIME / JANUARY 12, 2012, 10:53 AM
ARRIVING / Phoenix
TOTAL PRICE / 317.12 USD
Your bought ticket is attached to the letter as a scan
You can print your ticket.
Thank you for your attention.
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