If you receive an email confirmation for a flight you didn’t purchase, don’t click!
Who Is It Targeting: Email users
What Is It: A phishing scam that spoofs Delta Airlines
What Are They After: In this reported scam, the victim receives an email with a subject line similar to “Confirmation of your Delta Flight #______.” When the user opens the email, they read the details of the flight they’ve supposedly just purchased on their credit card. Thinking that someone has used their card to purchase a ticket, the victim clicks the link to be taken to customer service.
However, there was never any credit card charge. The link actually installs malicious software on the victim’s computer, which was the scammer’s goal all along.
How Can You Avoid It:
- Never click a link or open an attachment in a message unless you’ve confirmed it with the sender.
- If there is ever an issue or concern with any of your accounts, exit out of the message (or hang up the call if it originates by phone) and connect with the company directly using a verified contact method.
If you think you may be a victim of identity theft, contact the Identity Theft Resource Center for toll-free, no-cost assistance at (888) 400-5530.