ARC has received reports of a fraudulent email solicitation scheme. We’re alerting you about requests for assistance with corporate travel from an alleged oil and gas company whose name does not show up in a Google search but has a similar spelling to an actual company. Please be cautious when handling such requests since they typically involve inter-Africa travel bookings and inquiries for future Africa-to-Europe routes. Prioritize verifying unfamiliar inquiries to prevent potential fraud.
Please review the example of a fraudulent email below to familiarize yourself with typical signs of suspicious requests:
Grammar and spelling errors
Urgency in the request
Unusual or questionable routings
Statements demanding immediate payment
Promises for future business
How are you today, hope you are fine, i got your contact from directory when we are shopping for a travel agency that can be handling our travel needs like Air Ticket, Hotel and Transfer
Kindly let me have the flight options and the fare quote of the below itinerary for our guest that want to depart from Various destination to various destination.
Below is the itinerary, kindly go ahead and check the availability and send the fare quote plus options.
Below is the itinerary request.
 PASSENGER NAME:
 PASSENGER NAME:
DEPT: 10/06/ 2023
RETURN: AFTER TWO WEEKS
AIRLINE: ANY AVAILABLE.
Also check Lagos/London/Lagos for five passengers that want to depart from Lagos to London on 10/06/2023 and to returns to Lagos After two weeks, i will send passengers names as soon as you send fare quote and flight options for bookings
Treat as soon a possible and send the flight options for immediate payment.
Let me know the bank charges if i pay with visa card or master card.
Looking forward to hear from you asap
Oil And Gas
Using the information available, ARC aims to notify Agent customers about potential exposure to fraudulent transactions and suspicious requests. We offer this information as an option to help mitigate any potential losses. Agents are responsible for making business decisions aligning with their risk management strategies.
Agents and agencies have a support network to help reduce risk and financial losses associated with unauthorized ticketing. Visit the support section of the ARC website to view our fraud prevention resources and on-demand webinars. Contact our revenue integrity team by calling 855-358-0393 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.