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Iranian Student Stealing Frequent Flier Accounts from American Airlines Arrested

The news agency Miami Herald reports about one computer programmer who is facing accusation that he allegedly stole American Airlines passengers' frequent flier A/Cs for enjoying car rentals and global travels that was worth over USD 260,000.

An erstwhile student of Florida International University, 27 year old Milad Avazdavani has been sentenced for one year in connection with nineteen felony counts consisting of grand theft, using somebody's identity fraudulently, computer offenses and exercising well-organized ploy for defrauding.

When replying to police query, Avazdavani confessed in a boasting manner, police say. However, according to Avazdavani, who's serving prison while awaiting trial, there isn't any guilt pleading he has to make even as he insisted that he wasn't so stupid as to steal miles and then use them for booking journeys for his own self.

True, he made a few journeys and hired a few cars, Avazdavani stated from prison the past week. However, he tried to assure that he merely did "bargain shopping" to fix journey pacts via the Net. While not revealing the person's name who should be blamed, he added that one became a victim the moment he socialized with people doing incorrect things.

American Airlines went through likewise bad experiences previously, and when Avazdavani infiltrated passenger A/Cs, the company had already put in place security safeguards that alerted consumers at the time the e-mail addresses of their accounts were altered.

The airlines states it annulled the maximum number of tickets for the airplane as well as hotel rooms Avazdavani booked, nevertheless, it seems the accused was able to get a few free car rides he hired. Softpedia.com posted this online dated May 2, 2016.

Presently waiting for trial, Avazdavani is inside Miami-Dade jail. In addition to his original offence, he was found with several credit cards not showing his name but other people's at the time of his arrest.

American Airlines brought to an investigator's attention the glitches following redirection of mile-redemption deals towards one lone Miami Internet Protocol address and alteration of many customer e-mail ids.

It is anticipated that Avazdavani's trial will start during the summer.

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