Monday, May 07, 2012
For too many unsuspecting email users, a message like this can be a round-trip ticket to nowhere:
You might not even have a trip planned, but the urge can be too great. You have to know more, so you click the link to “check in” online. Pretty soon, you’re riding last-class, as the scammer starts to pilfer your personal information.
Don't be fooled by clever forgeries of airline email messages. Roll your cursor over the live link in the message and see what's displayed in the status bar at the bottom of your email window. It should be the URL of the airline. Even better, if you're traveling soon, go to the airline's web site for check-in information.
See more tips about phishing and email scams
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