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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 426 comments

  • On Wednesday, October 07, 2015, Dani wrote:

    Remember: the phone numbers posted are most likely innocent people who don't realize their numbers have been spoofed/stolen (Kind of like proxies used to spoof i.p addresses). It'll always be the same first 6 numbers and the last 4 random ones (say, for example, your number is (123) 456-7890, it'll always be (123) 456-XXXX). Let the people know their number was stolen/spoofed. The more people that complain about this fraud, the bigger a chance we'll catch these assholes.

  • On Thursday, October 01, 2015, LenaBroussard@outlook.com wrote:

    Expedia has called me for weeks now. I am on the do not call list. This week has been a spanish version.
    All numbers are 972 814 numbers, local cell numbers that are close to mine. The same number will call me 3 times in a day (I can see the 2nd and 3rd call on rejected list), but the next day they use a bew 972 823 numver.
    I called one back, it was a private mumber. In other words, they are routing the numbers through legitimate phone numbers.-- spoofing. How do you stop that?

  • On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, JAIMMIE wrote:



  • On Friday, September 18, 2015, joe blogs wrote:

    Really weird, I just received a phone call from a telephone number that was only one digit different than mine telling me about a $900 travel certificate with Expedia. Like an idiot, I pressed '1' to continue, but then the phone signal ended. This was obviously a scam.

  • On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Anonymous wrote:

    Just received a call from 5126082672. Same Expedia scam saying my number was selected to win a $999 vacation. I'm in US not Canada.

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