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American Airlines Warns of Phishing Scheme

If you get a message from the airline promising $50 to answer a survey, don't answer it

American Airlines has warned members of its AAdvantage frequent flier program of a phishing scheme that uses a bogus AAdvantage Website to reap personal financial information, which can be used in identity theft and other financial fraud.

The message offers $50 for completion of a survey, according to a news report.

Clicking on the link redirects computer users to a Website in Russia, according to American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner.

The link should not be opened, and the email should be deleted, the airline said.

— Tim Wilson, Site Editor, Dark Reading