PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Scam artists are trying to take off with your money.
Emails are being sent out by thieves that appear to be from U.S. Airways, but the real airline says, no way.
In a statement to Eyewitness News, U.S. Airways says:
"…this phishing email may include a fake confirmation number or ask you to change your account information or request personal information."
The email then asks you to click on a link to perform security related changes to your account, like asking for your user name, password and other personal information.
People have also received letters from a company called U.S. Airlines offering free airline tickets to any major airport, but the letter has no return address and it claimed to be a "final attempt" to contact them.
But when you call the 800 number given, you're asked to provide a small processing fee in order to ship those so-called free tickets, but you have to provide your bank routing number.
U.S. Airways says it would never ask you're to perform any security related changes to your account nor would they send you an email asking about your username and password.
The Attorney General's office reminds consumers to be suspicious of emails that begin with a generic phrase like "Dear User" or "Dear Customer."
Before you click, check the link by hovering your mouse over it and identifying what URL is displayed.
A legitimate link will have a website address with usairways.com