Mango Airline Cautions Customers of New E-mail Scam
Airline Mango said - an e-mail scam, which provides discounted flights, is presently circulating on the web to capture attention of people looking for cheaper flight options, as reported by THESTAR on September 24, 2009.
Nico Bezuidenhout, Mango CEO, said - the mails offer unbelievable deals to international and local destinations across all airlines, as per the news report of THESTAR on September 24, 2009.
He also said that these offers sound too good to be true. In only two days, Mango refused eight travelers who had made bookings and paid through e-mail scam, revealed Bezuidenhout.
Bezuidenhout informs that it is only about their airline which has become the target of new e-mail scam but he is forced to think that hackers have done it across all airlines nationally or internationally.
He also disclosed that in the third week of September 2009, Mango and other carriers had witnesses a sudden flood of unauthentic bookings sold to gullible users.
Mango opines that cyber attackers are planning once again to attack customers after their plan were failed in March 2009. In view of looming threat, the Airline issued an alert to all its travelers that they should implement extra security checks to fight with the rising danger of credit card and sales fraud. This advisory becomes even more critical and inevitable at a time when the same e-mail scam knocking doors of innocent users.
Mango along with other industry players continues to cooperate with officials who have been putting in every effort to reduce the impact of this e-mail scam. All of them are trying their best to bring the crooks behind these mail scams to book.
Bezuidenhout claims that prevention is the best defense, and advised users to ensure that they only transact with airlines through authentic sites, call centers and travel agents or to buy personally from any Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper Money Market Counter.
Looking back at the history, security researchers highlight that it is not the only e-mail scam in 2009 that have attacked the lost cost Airlines (Mango). E-mail scammers targeted the Airline back in late 2008, and are trying to cheat more and more people.
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