Scams are in the air. Scammers try to trap innocent people and mint money by capitalizing their innocence. Recently, a new scam has emerged, which pretends to be a message generated by Amadeus. Amadeus is a well known online website, which provides necessary travel inputs.
The first half of August has witnessed a scam that entangles Amadeus to its forgery. On August 19, 2011, travelagentcentral has raised a warning to its users about the dangerous intentions of an online phishing scam. This scam is said to be using Internet to trick innocent users, who eventually fall prey to its deceit.
In this scam, the scammer generates an e-mail to some of the travel agents with a subject line - "About Amadeus register user session". This phishing mail bears the logo of Amadeus and seems to be directed from an official e-mail address. The e-mail bears a polite tone, requesting users to check their registered user sessions and verifying as to when the company last rendered their services to them. The mail also carries an attachment of a link, which when clicked asks for the user identity credentials and asks the users to fill a form. Once the users furnish their personal details, the phishing attack takes its shape.
E-mail scam effects can be avoided by following some simple preventive measures. One should avoid opening apprehensive e-mails and should also avoid clicking on links in the mails that have been sent from unknown senders. Moreover, one should also avoid keeping weak passwords, as security can be easily breached through them. Strengthen your passwords by amalgamating numbers, letters, and signs and by also posing regular modifications for enhanced security. If you ever realize that you are being scammed, then you should immediately intimate the local law enforcement agency and should also notify the sales or customer service officials at Amadeus.
To safeguard the interest and personal details of general people, Internet Identity (IID), a provider of technology and services, has been developed. This is created to fight phishing scams and aid organizations with superior security measures. Maintaining individual caution and vigilance is the best measure to protect yourself from Phishing scams.