Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Travel Scam Alert
There's a scam making the rounds in Columbus and elsewhere involving a letter that claims the recipient has won two free airline tickets.
Your first clue that this is a scam: Free airline tickets.
The second: The letterhead is from US Airlines (motto: "Fly the US Skies"). There is no US Airlines.
When you call the toll-free number, you learn you have to attend an "open house" at a "discount travel agency."
The open house is a high-pressure sales pitch for a high-price "travel club."
Don't fall for it.
Of course, if you're reading this, you're probably already smart enough to have thrown the letter away.