Tell your friends.
As the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) put is: “Use caution when opening attachments, even if they appear to have been sent by someone you know.” I have seen lots of reports recently of an American Airlines e-mail scam.
A version I have seen in my “consumer” free e-mail account junkmailbox looks like this:
Tips you can watch for:
- you probably didn’t order the ticket to Cleveland, but may be concerned someone else did with your credentials
- as with most of these fake emails, the English is poor “To use your ticket you should print it.”
- the primary tip-off is ZIPped .EXE file attachment- no company will ever email you an unsolicited .EXE or .ZIP file – You should NEVER open ZIP or .EXE files from email
For further info see Email and web scams: How to help protect yourself.