Email from Delta Airlines regarding your Ticket Purchase – Fiction! It is a Virus!
Summary of eRumor:
A forwarded email warning of a phishing scam disguised as a Delta Airlines transaction that could have a potential virus attached.
The warning is real and found on the Delta Airlines web site. Click here for Delta Airlines warning.
Phishing is an attempt on the part of scammers to trick you into going to their website and disclosing your financial information. Click here for the truthorfiction.com report on Phishing.
The nature of the potential virus warning is unknown at this time but this serves as a reminder to all internet users that virus protection should be used and updated on a regular basis.
Advisory: Fraudulent emails, purporting to be from Delta, have apparently been sent to consumers in the last 24 hours.
These emails claim that the recipient has purchased a Delta ticket, that a credit card has been charged and that an invoice or receipt is attached to the email. If you have received one of these emails do not open the attachment as it may contain potentially dangerous viruses or other malware that may harm your computer. Be assured that Delta did not send these emails and our customers’ credit cards have not been charged as a result of the emails.
These emails did not originate with Delta, nor do we believe that any personal information that our customers provided to us was used to generate these emails. We will continue to post updates on this page as additional information becomes available.
The fake emails contain a ZIP attachment. If clicked, installs a data-stealing trojan that can steal sensitive personal information such as user ID’s and passwords. Portions of this advisory obtained directly from Delta Airlines.
SAMPLE OF ACTUAL EMAIL: