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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 401 comments

  • On Sunday, July 19, 2015, Pelean wrote:

    Constantly receiving a message "Thank you for choosing Air Canada you have been chosen to receive $995.00 just press 1" from phone #604.684.7984

  • On Thursday, July 09, 2015, Julia wrote:

    Today I received a call saying that Expedia has chosen my phone number for a credit of $2600 towards my next vacation and to press "1" oh how I wish someone was really that generous to care that much about our next vacation :)

  • On Saturday, July 04, 2015, Bill H. wrote:

    Today, July 3rd, 11:50 AM 2015 PST, I received a unsolicited call from a voice message saying Air Canada– Telling me I've won a prize and asking me to press “1”

    604-465-4544 showed on call display – (name, address) and Pitt Meadows BC V3Y 2K7

    The male caller Claimed to be from Air Canada, with a big cash prize. He wanted my personal information, starting with my age. I replied that this appeared irregular, and said I would report this to the police... He told me he had been doing this for four years and to "F----" off.. and disconnected.

    I have reported this by email to a phone scam authority listed on the internet and the local RCMP.

    Good luck with this...

    Bill H.

  • On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, jay wrote:

    Wednesday June 24 Thank you for choosing Air Canada you have been chosen to receive $995.00 just press 1

  • On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, martin wrote:

    Thank you for belonging to airmiles Canada... automated message from 519-870 8162 - the exchange of cell phones in the London area - of course fake - be warned..

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