Scam Notification – US Airlines

Just got this scam notification in the mail from US Airlines. I am so sick of junk mail that looks slightly legitimate only to find it is a scam. The front looks like they are tax/government documents. It is not in an envelope, but has those edges that you tear off on three sides. Here is what the front looks like, and below that is what it says on the inside:

front of US Airline notice

PLEASE READ ENTIRE DOCUMENT CAREFULLY–

“Dear XXXXXX,

Enclosed is your airline ticket voucher. This voucher is good for a certificate for 2 round trip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental US from any major international US airport.

This voucher must be certified to be valid.

We have been tasked with notifying you of this award. We have attempted contacting you several times. Note that this aware must be claimed by July 3rd, 2012.

If you do not claim your award, it will be transferred to the alternate. This is a limited time offer and can be withdrawn at any time. Flights fill quickly.

This will be your last chance to respond.

Please reference your claim number xx-xxxx.

Note: This is not a timeshare or land sales offer.

Sincerely,

Awards Department

As with the Mortgage Auditing Consumer Services letter we received, and that I wrote about a few months ago, this is just another way to scam people. I still fear that those that are most effected are the elderly. Plus I think what is additionally confusing is that in the top left it says “US Airlines” – which I think makes people think of “US Airways” or “United Airlines” which makes it seem more legitimate. US Airlines is not an airline, it does not exist.

Please companies, stop the junk mail, stop the scams. Can we just get back to honesty and integrity? Why do we have to work so hard these days to determine if what we receive (paper mail or email) is legitimate?

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4 thoughts on “Scam Notification – US Airlines

  1. today I got the same thing in the mail but it said,

    “Dear XXXX, Enclosed is your 2 night resort getaway voucher. This voucher is good for a certificate for 3 days and 2 nights of resort accommodations at over 200 destinations worldwide. This voucher must be certified to be valid. We have been tasked with notifying you of this award. We have attempted contacting you several times. Note that this award must be claimed by July 1st, 2013. If you do not claim your award, it will be transferred to the alternate. This is a limited time offer and can be withdrawn at anytime. Rooms fill quickly. Certain restrictions apply. This will be your last chance to respond. Please reference your claim number A-XXXXXX Note: this is not a timeshare or Land sales offer. Sincerely, Awards Department 1-866-220-7311″
    In this scam there is a Hyatt logo at the top left hand corner. The resort certificate attached looks like a check and reads In the amount of: $895.000. the postage reads. “PRSRTSTD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PHOENIX, AZ PERMIT NO. 1765″

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  2. I got one and it read the same as above but it was from Hyatt. 2 Night Resort Getaway and I had to call 1-866-378-3477. Thank you for the post, much appreciate not having to get caught up in this scam.

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