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    New scam to look out for.

    I reprieved this in E-mail today. I've only purchased 1 major round trip airline ticket in my life. So I know this is bogus. I did travel a lot with the military footing the bill though.

    If you can't download ticket move this message to "Inbox" folder.

    American Airlines


    Customer Notification
    Your bought ticket is attached to the letter as a scan document.

    To use your ticket you should Download It .



    E-ticket Seat Date / Time of Departure Flight Time Arriving Ref Bag Form of payment Total Price
    EH1195289751 61A/ZONE 2 28 APRIL, 2013, 10:47 PM 09:35 Oakland EF9885 ST / OK 3PC CC 181.81 USD



    Thank you, AA Team.
    American Airlines 2013
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    Not new, but still a valid warning. I've been getting several of these per month for years. (I also have a lot more email addresses than most people, so I tend to get more of this type of thing.)

    Bottom line: DO NOT click on email attachments unless they are A) from someone you know, and B) something you're expecting from that person.
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    As an aside, I've gotten no fewer than four of these in my Inbox since Bart posted this thread. Some scum has been busy.
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    You guys are missing out on free travel. I have flown around the world with those tickets.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    You guys are missing out on free travel. I have flown around the world with those tickets.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

    Musta of been the prunes!!!!!! They will make you travel fast every time. The price is reasonable too.

    You say you were jet propelled by what???
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    You can avoid this by simplifying your SPAM filter. For me, ANYTHING that I am not expecting is unwelcome and therefor SPAM. A few times a year I will get SPAM in my inbox as the evil-doers find new holes to take advantage of. The internet is full of scum who are so low that lawyers scrape them from the bottom of their shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    You can avoid this by simplifying your SPAM filter. For me, ANYTHING that I am not expecting is unwelcome and therefor SPAM. A few times a year I will get SPAM in my inbox as the evil-doers find new holes to take advantage of. The internet is full of scum who are so low that lawyers scrape them from the bottom of their shoes.
    In my case (running several websites and such), heavy filtering isn't really a workable option. I'm often getting unexpected, but needed, messages. Instead, I've just gotten pretty vigilant and aware of spam messages and have gotten quick to spot and delete them.
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