2014 Fraud Alerts

Fraud Alerts

2014 Fraud Alerts

A fraudster is calling travel agents and independent contractors, particularly in Iowa and Minnesota.

Fraudster purchasing tickets using counterfeit credit cards in the northeastern region of the US.

Several agents have reported receiving emails pretending to be from airlines.

If you receive credit cards via fax or email, carefully study the front and back of the credit card for errors.

ARC has confirmed two types of phishing emails that were sent to agents on July 8, 9 and 16.

Never rely on the credit card approval/authorization code to authenticate the validity of credit cards from unknown customers.

Travel agents continue to receive forged, altered and counterfeit IDs (i.e., drivers' licenses and passports) from passengers.

Malware, spyware and viruses are unwanted software that is installed on your computer or network without your knowledge or consent.

Agents receive emails from prospective customers who pretend to be from an international entity associated with foreign governments.

The fraudster is again changing the phishing emails and the latest phishing email appears to be from "Visa Card Europe" with the Delta logo.

Agents continue to receive emails from prospective customers who pretend to represent a company.