BBB and one York Township resident warn against ‘US Airlines’ scam

Photo Courtesy of the BBB

Photo Courtesy of the BBB

A scam letter from a company posing as US Airlines or American Airlines has been circulating since summer 2012, according to the Better Business Bureau.

Adam Wabnik of York Township said he received a letter from a company claiming to be US Airlines — a fictitious company — which wrote Wabnik could receive free trips.

But after a little online research, Wabnik came across online articles warning of the legitimacy of such a claim.

According to the BBB, Consumers receive the letter either by fax or through the mail. The letters have no return address and contain a logo of either US Airlines or American Airlines. Most of the letters appear to come from Phoenix, Ariz.

The BB reported online: “US Airlines is not even a real company, it is supposed to resemble the real United Airlines. With many consumers reporting these letters, scammers have started using American Airlines’ name. The letters are NOT, however, from the real American Airlines. This is a phishing scam attempting to acquire your personal information.”

If you receive such a letter, do not respond to its request and notify your local police department.

About Rebecca Hanlon

Rebecca Hanlon is the health reporter with a religion sub beat at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Follow her on Twitter @mrsbeccahanlon or on Facebook at facebook.com/byrebeccahanlon.
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