American Airline Phishing Email Ticket Notification Scam

American Airline Phishing Email Ticket Notification Scam

Scammers are sending out fake American Airline email ticket notifications. If you receive any of these e-mail notifications, please do not click on any of the links, open any attachments, call any telephone numbers listed or follow the instructions, in the e-mail message. Do not even reply to the e-mail message.

Here is a copy of one of the email ticket notification scams:

American Airline Phishing Email Ticket Notification Scam

"Customer Notification: Your bought ticket is attached to the letter as a scan use your ticket you should Download it."

Most of these e-mails contain malicious attachments or links to malicious websites, which will infect your computer if you open or visit them.

American Airlines will not send emails asking you for your user names, passwords, email addresses or other personal information.

If you receive an email requesting such information, it should be considered fraudulent and an attempt to obtain personal information that may be used to commit fraud.

American Airlines asks that you forward a copy of any fraudulent emails, appearing as if it came from them, including the e-mail header, to their email address at so that they can investigate further.

Now, if you receive an e-mail appearing as if it came from AA, that you are not sure about, pick up the phone and call them or click here to go to their website to see a list of other scams.

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Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • September 17, 2015 at 4:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Delano, Pennsylvania, United States

    Here is another malicious email:

    - - -

    "Dear customer,

    Your order was successfully processed.

    Please check your e-ticket in the attachment to this e-mail.

    Order summary:

    FLIGHT NUMBER / WU391257

    DATE & TIME / Sep 21 2015, 20:50

    DEPARTING / Washington

    TOTAL PRICE / $ 800.00

    Thank you for choosing America Airlines.

    Viruses found in the attached files

    * Virus found JS/Downloader.Agent

    Checked by AVG -

    Version: 2015.0.6140 / Virus Database: 4419/10657 - Release Date: 09/17/15"

  • September 11, 2015 at 12:59 PM by an anonymous user from: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

    My wife received such email yesterday 9/10/15 and clicked on it to see what it was about, now her laptop seems to have a mind of its own and the mouse arrow goes everywhere. Apparently she is under REMOTE access of some sort. How do we get rid of this or should she just get another computer?

    • September 11, 2015 at 1:20 PM by info

      No, you do not need to get another computer.

      A phishing scam doesn't infect someone's computer with a virus or malware, so she may have downloaded a malicious computer program. Please do a full scan of the computer with the anti-virus software installed on it. Also, have a computer savvy friend or family member take a look at your computer, to make sure there is nothing malicious on it, even after scanning it.

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