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Beware Of This Airline Ticket Scam

I haven’t flown Delta, but now that Northwest and Delta have merged, I’m sure I’ll be using Delta. Thankfully I wasn’t waiting for a Delta e-ticket confirmation when I got the following email. But, I suspect more that a few people will be tricked into opening the ticket.zip attachment.

One tip to know if you’re getting a fake / dangerous email is to examine the grammar. You can always tell the writer isn’t a native English speaker:

It verifies that you paid the ticket in full and confirms your right for air travel and luggage transportation by the indicated flight Delta Air Lines.

You are guaranteed top-quality services and attention on the part of our benevolent personnel.

As promised, here’s that suspicious email:

Subject: Confirmation of ticket purchase at www.delta.com
From: “Delta Air Lines”
Date: Sun, March 01, 2009 11:44 pm
Attachment: ticket.zip

Thanks for the purchase!

Booking number: GKZRNUF6WXK

You will find attached to this letter PASSENGER ITINERARY RECEIPT of your electronic ticket.

It verifies that you paid the ticket in full and confirms your right for air travel and luggage transportation by the indicated flight Delta Air Lines.

On board you will be offered:
– beverages;
– food;
– daily press.
You are guaranteed top-quality services and attention on the part of our benevolent personnel.

We recommend you to print PASSENGER ITINERARY RECEIPT and take it alone to the airport. It will help you to pass control and registration procedures faster.

See you on board!
Best regards,

Delta Air Lines

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