US Airlines Scam: Roundtrip Tickets, Travel Anywhere in the Continental U.S.
US Airlines Roundtrip Airline Ticket Scam
Did you receive a letter from US Airlines Vice President Jocelyn Hall saying "you have qualified for an award of 2 roundtrip airline tickets"...for "travel anywhere in the Continental U.S."? Don't bother dialing 1-866-341-6498 or any other number listed at the bottom of the email. This direct mail piece from US Airlines is a scam. Here's why:
1.) US Airlines does not exist. Don't confuse it with US Airways or United Airlines.
2.) There is no return address on the envelope and the to address was handwritten in pen. Additionally, the letter was mailed with a stamp though most major businesses have metered mail.
3.) There are no footnotes or small print about the contest details included.
4.) The letter from US Airlines hasn't been proofread by a copy editor; letters like this from major companies are usually reviewed by professionals. Just a couple of mistakes include "2 roundtrip tickets," which should be "two roundtrip tickets" and "Continental U.S.," which should be "continental U.S."
5.) Don't remember entering a contest? Well, you probably didn't. The letter from "US Airlines" doesn't indicate why or how you won.
If you do dial the number listed for Jocelyn Hall of the fake US Airlines, not only will you be giving your number away, but you could be at risk of giving up additional information about yourself. Don't fall for direct mail scams like these.