American Airlines Spam Alert

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with eXp Realty LLC NM Broker License 16161
https://activerain.com/droplet/DjY

What is the latest American Airlines Spam Alert? This morning a notice wiggled its way through Google filters into my email with the subject matter "American Airlines Preferred Seat Order" with a link and an 800 phone number. The email came from aa.globalnotifications.com with some details about a plane reservation.

What is important is to NOT click on any links in the email. This is all about safe internet practice. Next, do not call the 800 number from your cell phone either to find out where you are going as your phone will more than likely get zapped by the spammers. This is the one good thing about still having an old-fashion landline. When I did call the 800 number it went to a front end site called Talk Live. If I had used my cell phone, the odds are high my backend info would have been accessed in some way. If I had clicked on the links, my name would have been used in future spam.

Pay attention to these situations. Let us know what you discover with a short quick blog. Then pass it forward to your sphere via social networking. Let your email provider know they are spammers not marketing. Help stop yet another version of identity theft or fraud. In other words, make a difference by passing it forward. Let's keep doing more good here on Activerain.

Fortunately, American Airlines took the lead on these issues as well by posting this information on their web sites to help the public be more aware. It would be great if other major corporations did the same. Imagine how that would help people? Here is the American Airlines Link to report spam and phishing.

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Rainmaker
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
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It's so hard to trust anything in my inbox these days Emily, I usually get them from spammers imitating the major banks in Canada.

Jul 02, 2012 01:00 AM #1
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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Emily, These spammers must not have anything else to do with their time or they are so filled with meanness that they like to produce havoc. Thanks for the warning.

Jul 02, 2012 01:04 AM #2
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Roger D. Mucci
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Haven't received any of the American Airlines spam yet, but I'll be on the lookout, thanks Emily.

Jul 02, 2012 02:23 AM #3
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Emily if I do not know the e-mail address or the person sending it, it gets deleted without opening it. I do not take any chances in catching a virus.

Jul 02, 2012 04:36 AM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Emily,

Good practice, we usually do that.  Luckily, we have a great cyberdefense system that warns us.  A

Jul 02, 2012 06:17 AM #5
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Debbie Laity
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Thanks for the heads up...sharing ALL KINDS of information is one of the benefits of being on AR. I haven't gotten this one yet, but probably will.

Jul 02, 2012 09:23 AM #6
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Very wise advice and I am glad you were smart enough to smell this scam a mile away. You would be amazed how no matter how much advice we dispense, people will still fall for it.

Jul 02, 2012 12:03 PM #7
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Hello Emily ... Thanks for the "Heads-up" and your post has been FEATURED at:

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Jul 04, 2012 05:12 AM #8
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C. Lloyd McKenzie
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Good Evening Emily

Thanks for alerting us.  This is good to know information.  Appreciate it very much

Jul 04, 2012 03:02 PM #9
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Donald Reich
Prudential Centennial - New Rochelle, NY

Thanks Emily for this information. It's sick how many of these are out there these days.

Jul 04, 2012 05:19 PM #10
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Bernadine Hunter, SFR, ACRE
Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - Pickerington, OH
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Thanks for sharing this info. I'm getting and increasing amount of spam in the form of text and email on my cell phone than ever before.

Jul 04, 2012 06:51 PM #11
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Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
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Hi Emily -  thank you for passing this onto us.. I spend so much time deleting these emails, etc..STay cool. Gay

Jul 09, 2012 03:33 AM #12
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Everyone, thank you for all your comments and support. Vegas Bob thank you for the extra push out. Unfortunately, a coyote crossed my path and life happened as it does to us humans. I hope you'll understand my delay in response as life happens!

Jul 10, 2012 02:14 PM #13
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Carol Faaland-Kronmaier
Weichert, Realtors; Hillsborough - Hillsborough, NJ
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Emily, Thank you for the warning, that's a new one to me also.  It a shame that they do work on work on some unsuspecting souls!

Jul 11, 2012 11:54 PM #14
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Hi Emily,

Spammers send me stuff daily and I am always deleting emails if I do not know them but unfortunately the hackers are getting into one of my friends and then when I open it..oh no. Luckily I never click on the links but maybe I will one of these days. It is so scary.

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