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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 10,000 to 100,000 Air Miles points.

To redeem the points, they 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 victims are willing to share.

In a different variation of the scam, the automated call informs the recipient: "You have been selected by WestJet (Expedia) to receive 2,000 travel points". Or, if you live in Canada, you might get an automated call from fake Telus offices saying you've been selected for a free vacation. Watch the video below to hear in action how this automated voicemail scam sounds - and see if is the one you received it.

Air Miles Voicemail Scam Recorded Video

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 363 comments

  • On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Catherine wrote:

    I received a call from 613-325-3088 saying I had travelled with Expedia which I hadn't, and saying that I was eligible for a $999.00 credit.

  • On Monday, November 10, 2014, Emily wrote:

    I got the scam call today from 714 273 7356, claiming to be from Expedia and saying I had won $2500 in travel. I hung up.

    There is no limit to the creativity of scammers.

  • On Friday, November 07, 2014, JV wrote:

    Just received the automated call from 619-379-9186. The automated voice said "you recently traveled using Expedia and are now eligible for $2,600 travel dollars". It sounded like a scam so I went online and found this message board & website.

  • On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Ibella wrote:

    they called me from "Westjet" 403-397-5812... a guy called Fol...
    I told him I will report him to police and he hanged up the phone.

  • On Monday, October 27, 2014, Eric wrote:

    Got a call from (909) 636-8917 stating I had recently travelled with Expedia... which is a lie! I wanted to be placed on the do not call list, so I pressed 1 since that was the only option they gave me. Then a message came up and said, "someone will contact you shortly" and then hung up. I called the number back, and it's some lady's voicemail that says she ony answers that phone for emergency.

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