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Air Miles/WestJet/Expedia Fake Points

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How the scam works:

(with video below) Everyone uses Expedia all over the world, while WestJet and AirMiles are companies mostly used in North America. Air Miles is a great reward system existing in Canada, Spain, Great Britain, Netherlands, and the Middle East, by which collectors get points for specific purchases they make. At their convenience, the collectors can redeem the points for traveling or other services available. However, scammers set up automated phone calls informing the recipients they won 2,000 AirMiles/Expedia/WestJet points.

Watch the video below to hear in action the scam voicemail. Is this the one you received?

Air Miles Voicemail Scam Recorded Video

In order to redeem the points you are encouraged to press 1, and are then connected to an operator who will take the call live. This is followed by a series of questions asking for personal information, which unfortunately many victims are willing to share, leading to identtity theft.

If you live in Canada, you might get an automated call from fake Telus offices saying you've been selected for a free vacation.

How to avoid:

All three companies - Air Miles, WestJet, and Expedia - have made it public that they don’t have an automated call outreach, so don’t fall for it. Report it. Always do your research when you recieve 'free points' via phone or even social media. If you are really into collecting rewards and making money online, there a couple of companies that are trustworthy and can offer you great opportunities:

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There are 413 comments

  • On Thursday, August 27, 2015, Tim Boone wrote:

    I got a call from a 530-701-#### cell number saying I had been selected for the same $2600 vacation. I called the number back and it was an older gentleman named Chip who I don't believe was involved with the scam. I guess it's not too difficult to mask a phone number for caller ID.

  • On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Anonymous wrote:

    I got a call saying that my phone number was pre selected to win $2600 for my next vacation. I proceeded by pressing one and then a person asked for my first name, I said Deez. They asked for my last name, and you guessed it, I said Nuts. GOT'EM

  • On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 4159489069 SCAM wrote:

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  • On Monday, August 24, 2015, Raina wrote:

    Just got an automated call from 530-575-6425 saying that my number was selected for a free vacation from Expedia. Wanted to verify my household income. Sounded like a scam, I hung up.

  • On Monday, August 24, 2015, yuki wrote:

    I just got an automated phone call from the number 503-991-8446 and it also sounded fishy offering mine $999 to my new vacation. It sounded like a teenager on the line. knew it was a scam and hung up.

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